Farida Zaman was trained in England as an Illustrator and Designer. With over 20 years of experience, her art has been used in posters, book covers, children's book illustrations, clothing, packaging, and giftware. Farida works with watercolors, acrylics and mixed media for her unique style. Through her experience she has become an expert in children’s book art, design, and fine art, and her look is unmistakable: lively, colorful, whimsical, executed with flair and drama. Currently, Farida is an instructor at the Avenue Road Arts School where she teaches classes for both adults and children. She has run workshops at the OCAD University and provided art classes to Toronto District School Board elementary schools, based on her published work. Farida has also been a juror for children’s book and illustration award competitions. She has spoken widely on the business aspect of commercializing art and working as a freelance artist – combining art and teaching. Farida works from her home studio in Toronto. Visit www.faridazaman.com.