I received an email this week from illustrator Maral Sassouni… Maral has been illustrating for around 20 years, and has an incredible background full of international travel and adventure! Born in Philadelphia, Maral grew up in a small beach town in Southern California. She was educated at the University of California, the University of London/British Institute and the Ecole du Louvre. Her life’s path has taken her from L.A. to Philadelphia to New York, as well as to Amsterdam, an English village and a Greek island. She now lives and works in Paris.

Wow! What a fantastically varied background! Maral’s many journeys have clearly left their mark on her unique illustrative style – much of her work focusses on travel and she does beautiful illustrated maps (putting mine to shame!).


Maral’s clients include the Wall Street Journal, Microsoft, New York Magazine, and The New York Times amongst many others. Her work has been featured as ‘editors choice’ on the fantastic Illustration Mundo. She’s also been featured on Little Chimp Society, and you can view her folio on Behance as well as on her own folio site.