Afsaneh Sanei is an illustrator and a writer of children’s books. She was born in 1985 in the colorful city of Isfahan in the central part of Iran. Afsaneh obtained her Bachelor of Painting at Tehran University in 2008 and completed her Master of Illustration at the Art University of Tehran in 2012.
After a decade of working with Iranian publishers and releasing more than 15 books, she moved to Belgium to pursue her dream of being a free international artist.
Her books focus on developmental psychology and mental health in children. She believes a perfect picture book interacts emotionally with its audience, sparking reflection and curiosity. Growing up in a region with ancient and rich history, she has always aspired to apply her country’s literary and pictorial heritage in her art, content, and style.