IMAN RASHEED is an illustrator and designer, from the beautiful islands of Maldives. She spent her childhood mostly in Sri Lanka and went to university in Malaysia and the U.S; graduating with BA (Hons) in Graphic Design from KBU International College, Malaysia in 2011, and MFA in Illustration from Academy of Art University in 2015.
Her work has mostly been for clients based in her home country of the Maldives, but as she is currently based in the San Francisco Bay Area, working freelance and hopes to expand her clients world-wide. She is currently working full-time in the retail industry at Aviator Nation in Hayes Valley, SF as Inventory Manager and occasionally helping out with graphic design work.
Iman mostly works digitally, with a style that is bright, bold and colorful. She is continuously learning and loves taking on any opportunity to work in experimenting with new techniques and thus sees her style as always evolving.
In her free time, Iman enjoys playing Scrabble and making jigsaw puzzles with her family, and spending time at home relaxing with her husband and cat Shelob.
Iman is currently illustrating her second picture book for Mahi Mahi Books, who specializes in Dhivehi literature products for children, and illustrating a book of poems based on Maldivian Folklore.
View her resume HERE.
California Council for Adult Education
Family Protection Authority of Maldives
Fushifaru Resort, Maldives
Coco Resorts, Maldives
Commercial Bank of Maldives
Hemophilia Federation of India
Awards & Exhibitions
2015 - 2016
The Beasts of Hogwarts Art Show
Legendary Lands: Invitational Art Show
The Beehive Society, San Francisco
1st Runner-Up, MFA Advertising, Academy of Art Spring Show
1st Runner-Up, MFA Editorial, Academy of Art Spring Show