Reyhana is an illustrator, designer, and aspiring picture book author from Lancashire, UK.
She worked as a magazine designer for over 10 years before venturing into the wonderful world of children’s book design and illustration in 2016. Through her own love of reading since childhood, her career naturally gravitated towards book design, and she has been fortunate to have worked with a number of publishers and authors, both in the UK and internationally. Whilst she has designed a wide range of books, she finds children’s picture books a wonderfully creative challenge and an absolute delight to work on, and hopes to publish her own picture books in the future, having written a handful of stories drawing on her upbringing, life experiences, and interests.
Reyhana particularly enjoys illustrating intricately detailed scenes, bursting with patterns, textures and an abundance of botanical elements, designed to enchant and fascinate younger audiences. Her passion and strength is in background design, and she finds that compelling backgrounds can set scenes and often tell stories in themselves.
When she’s not working, Reyhana can be found reading historical fiction or retellings of Greek myths, baking beautiful cakes, or attempting to keep her garden in bloom…if not planning her next trip to her favourite Turkish village, where the backdrop of majestic mountains and turquoise seas fuel her creative inspiration.