farah aria
Fine Arts, Writing, Illustration, United States
 
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Contact details
Tel: 626 392-8595
Brief Summary
My name is Farah Aria and I am an Art Center College of Design graduate with a degree in Illustration. I specialize in whimsical and multicultural art, illustration and writing for children ~ I have been published in magazines, and newspapers, have created art for several books and educational projects, as well as, greeting cards, covers for DVD's, CD's, brochures, art for posters, logos, character design for animation and web illustration. I am currently working on my own original art projects while freelancing in children's illustration, and starting my own brand for licensing.

Specialties:

Illustration for women's and children's magazines, educational materials, board books, children's books, posters, web illustration, cd covers, greeting cards and products.

Clients
Magazine and Newspaper Illustration:

Scholastic READ AND RISE Magazine 2005 / 2006Los Angeles Times Newspaper – "Read by 9" Parent Reading Guide 2005 (Cover & all full color artwork)
Medium Blend Magazine / Cover and Interior Spread for Thallassemia Magazine 2005
Metro Parent / African American Parent Magazine – multiple issues 2001
Weekly Reader READ Magazine – Multi spreads / 2000Creative Living Magazine – Full Color Cover with B&W interior Coloring Book 2000
Padres de Sesame Street Magazine / 2000
New Moon Magazine for Girls and Their Dreams Cover / 1997
(Multicultural Cover Art, Licensed on T-Shirts, Posters, Cards, Pins etc.)
Psychology Today Magazine – multiple issues 1997
AAA Westways / Avenues Magazine – multiple spot illustrations and spreads 1997

Educational Illustration:

Harcourt Brace (Large Multicultural Poster 2006)
RIF "Reading Is Fundamental" (Multicultural Illustrated Activity Pages / Web Illustrations 2005/2006/2007
Scholastic "Read and Rise" Count Your Blessings
Rigby Educational Publisher (Poster)
McGraw-Hill / Educational Textbook Illustration
Houghton Mifflin / Educational Textbook Illustration

Children's Books:

Yum Apples / illustrator / Bebop Books / Lee & Low 2011
The Cat and The Rat / EEC International / 2007
Ice-Cream Money / illustrator / Bebop Books / Lee & Low 2004
Pet and Play / Board Book / Kindermusik / 2003
My First Shape Sorter Book / illustrator / Novelty Board Book / Innovative Books / 2003
Grumpy Monkeys / author & illustrator / Korea Co. Publishing /2003
Tiger Island / author / Korea Co. Publishing / 2003
Professional Experience
Farah Aria 
Multicultural and Whimsical Illustration for Children

Contact:
626 392-8595
faraharia@earthlink.net

Websites:
http://www.faraharia.com

Education:
Art Center College of Design Pasadena CA / Illustration / 1993 - 1997 / BA Illustration 1997
Cal State Los Angeles / Early Childhood Development / 1985 – 1989

Job History:

Farah Aria Studios / Self –Employed / Freelance Illustration / Licensing / Fine Art / 1997 – Present
Children’s Art Teacher / Self – Employed / Soleil Luna Studio 2005 – 2006
Children’s Art Teacher / Self – Employed / Purple Tree Art Studio 1997 – 1999
Preschool Teacher / Aria Montessori School Pasadena CA 1983 – 1994

Skills: Photoshop, Illustrator, painting, digital art, drawing, teaching, word processing,
Materials Used: Wacom tablet, Photoshop, Wacom pen, iPad, pen, pencil, gouache, acrylic paint, watercolors, mixed media, Collage, Indian Ink, Sumi-e brushes.

Educational Illustration:
Harcourt Brace (Large Multicultural Poster 2006)
RIF "Reading Is Fundamental" (Multicultural Illustrated Activity Pages / Web Illustrations 2005/2006/2007
Scholastic "Read and Rise" Count Your Blessings
Rigby Educational Publisher (Poster)
McGraw-Hill / Educational Textbook Illustration
Houghton Mifflin / Educational Textbook Illustration

Greeting Cards:
Paramount Cards (Greeting Cards) 2007
Farah Originals “Children of the Earth” on Café Press and Zazzle
DVD/CD Package Art:
Daria ~ Daria Music ~ CD Jacket and interior art / website art / book illustration / poster art/ 2005 - present
Brightening Minds (Baby DVD Cover Character Art)

Magazine and Newspaper Illustration:
Scholastic READ AND RISE Magazine 2005 / 2006Los Angeles Times Newspaper – "Read by 9" Parent Reading Guide 2005 (Cover & all full color artwork)
Medium Blend Magazine / Cover and Interior Spread for Thallassemia Magazine 2005
Metro Parent / African American Parent Magazine – multiple issues 2001
Weekly Reader READ Magazine – Multi spreads / 2000Creative Living Magazine – Full Color Cover with B&W interior Coloring Book 2000
Padres de Sesame Street Magazine / 2000
New Moon Magazine for Girls and Their Dreams Cover / 1997
(Multicultural Cover Art, Licensed on T-Shirts, Posters, Cards, Pins etc.)
Psychology Today Magazine – multiple issues 1997
AAA Westways / Avenues Magazine – multiple spot illustrations and spreads 1997

Published Children’s Books:
Yum Apples / illustrator / Bebop Books / Lee & Low 2011
The Cat and The Rat / EEC International / 2007
Ice-Cream Money / illustrator / Bebop Books / Lee & Low 2004
Pet and Play / Board Book / Kindermusik / 2003
My First Shape Sorter Book / illustrator / Novelty Board Book / Innovative Books / 2003
Grumpy Monkeys / author & illustrator / Korea Co. Publishing /2003
Tiger Island / author / Korea Co. Publishing / 2003

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