Farida Zaman is a multimedia artist specializing in Illustration for products, children's books, and general publications. Best known for her vibrant, colorful art and illustration, she is also a fine artist, designer and educator. Farida's versatile work translates successfully into product development/surface design, children’s & editorial publishing, advertising, and packaging.
Farida Zaman is a Toronto based painter and illustrator known for her upbeat, lively, colourful, and whimsical style. Her work has made appearances in the Latin Grammy Awards, The New York Times, The Wallstreet Journal, and Time Out London, among many others. Farida displays a wide versatility of applications of her style: her art has been used in posters, book covers, children's book illustrations, corporate projects, food packaging as well as licensing her images on giftware products. clothing, packaging, and giftware.
Zaman's paintings are primarily in acrylics, often mixing in elements of collage in to her art. 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.
Zaman's love of culture, travels throughout childhood, and recent trips to Morocco, Thailand, Turkey, Iran, and several European destinations influence the multicultural nature of her work. 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).