Welcome to my whimsical world of children's book illustrations! My name is Ellie. I believe in the power of storytelling through images.
As an Iranian-American artist based in the vibrant city of Chicago, I believe that the beauty of the world can be found in every corner of the globe. With a BFA in visual arts - painting and two MA's in Art Research and Arts Management, I have explored a variety of mediums and styles to bring my unique vision to each project.
My debut children's book as both writer and illustrator, Namaki and the Giant, was published in 2018. My second book, Imagine That, written by Renee Bolla and illustrated by yours truly, was recently released in September 2022. I am proud to be a part of the magical world of children's literature, where imagination and creativity reign supreme.
When I'm not drawing, you can find me exploring the world through photography or jet-setting to new destinations. I draw inspiration from the beauty of nature, the wonder of childhood, and the diversity of cultures around the world.
If you're looking for an illustrator to bring your story to life, you've come to the right place. With a keen eye for detail, a playful spirit, and a passion for visual storytelling, I am dedicated to creating illustrations that capture the essence of your story. And as someone who has traveled to 32 countries (including having lived in three of them!), I'm always up for a new adventure.
I pride myself on being honest, punctual, and an excellent communicator. So, if you decide to collaborate with me, you can expect a stress-free and enjoyable creative process. Let's make some magic together!