I have designed book covers for two of my favorite women authors, and have published a children’s book. Below is an overview of these illustrated projects.
Penguin Random House USA
Sterling Children’s Books USA
Oxford University Press Pakistan
Book cover artwork for Aisha Saeed’s story about a young Pakistani girl who uses her smarts to bring down the feudal system. The cover needed to show the idea of Amal being held captive but also that her dream of a better life, of freedom, will come true. Her hands are held together like a prayer and the henna patterns and open skies come to life within her palms.
Amal Unbound is published by Penguin Random House. Written by Aisha Saeed.
Initial sketches of cover designs.
Color options of chosen cover artwork.
Amal Unbound is now a New York Times bestseller.
A Girl Called Genghis Khan
Maria stands overlooking the mountains of Waziristan.
Maria’s family moves to Peshawar and she is introduced as their son. Her rambunctious nature makes her get into fights and scraps.
Maria decides to chop off her hair and wear boys clothes to disguise herself as a boy. Her father calls her Genghis Khan, after the warrior.
Women in Tech
Portraits of the trailblazing women.
Sketches for the cover artwork.
Sketches of cover design options.
Color variants of the chosen design.
I’m excited to be publishing a book on the indigenous crafts of Pakistan through a collaboration with the nonprofit Behbud later this year. I am also currently working on children’s book.