I’m an artist currently based in Chicago. My educational background includes a BFA in Visual Arts - Painting and two MA's in Art Research and Arts Management. In the past few years, I’ve been mainly practicing illustration, where my real passion lies. 


In 2018, I published my first children’s book called Namaki and the Giant, which is a girl power story based on a Persian folklore. My artworks have been accepted in a few international exhibitions including Luxembourg Art Prize (2018) and Bologna Children’s Book Fair (2020 and 2021).

I'm a member of Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. I’m also an avid traveler and hobbyist photographer. 


Fun Fact: I’ve been to 32 countries out of which I’ve lived in 3!!  

My Services:

  • ​Children's book illustration

  • Cute and whimsical Illustrations for children's room

  • Turning pictures into fun illustrations

  • Logo design

  • Book cover design

  • Headshot, portrait, lifestyle photography

For commissions please email me: ellie.beykzadeh@gmail.com 

Ellie Beykzadeh Children's Book Illustrator