• Farida Zaman has a passion for art and design and in her 20 years as a freelance illustrator she has worked in many countries across the world, bringing style, colour, and joy to many. Trained in fine art and illustration and now a seasoned freelance professional, Farida displays a wide versatility of applications of her style: her art has been used in posters, book covers, children’s book illustrations, clothing, packaging, and giftware. The look is unmistakable: lively, colourful, whimsical, executed with flair and drama – designs that always enhance and enliven. Farida enjoys travel and loves food, music, and people from around the world – her trips in recent years have included Morocco, Thailand, Turkey, and Iran. These travel influences come through strongly in her work: she is cosmopolitan, appreciates global cultures and multiculturalism, and has a world view. All of this translates into a passion which makes her art enriching and inspiring. Farida went to boarding school in England and went on to a foundation course at the Chelsea School of Art in London. Graduating at the top of her class with honours from the Wimbledon School of Art, Farida built an international career as a freelance illustrator in Geneva, London, New York, and Toronto. Her work has been exhibited at private shows and public galleries in New York City, New Jersey, and Toronto. Her limited edition prints were exhibited and sold at the American Craft Museum in New York City to wide acclaim. Her fine art – paintings and limited edition prints – have sold largely through private showings. She is a member of the Society of Illustrators in New York, SCBWI (Society for Children’s Bookwriters and Illustrators), and CAPIC (Canadian Association of Photographers and Illustrators in Communication).

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