Paran Kim was born and raised in Seoul, South Korea.
After earning a Fine Art degree, she worked as a painter, nursing home staff, and art teacher for young children. However, she discovered her true passion for creating children’s books and became a full-time illustrator. Her artwork features vibrant colors, particularly when depicting children and animals, which evoke feelings of warmth and tenderness. Through her illustrations, Paran is able to expertly capture a wide range of human emotions and portray them in various situations, creating deeply relatable and engaging stories for readers of all ages.
When she isn’t drawing, she enjoys singing and playing the guitar. She lives and works in Germany since 2014.