Introducing our very own Artistic and Talented Misha - loyal to the IACA family!
Iranian-born Misha Zadeh Graham is a graphic designer and illustrator who has called Seattle home since the age of five. She holds degrees in Graphic Design and Interdisciplinary Visual Arts from the University of Washington. She worked as a designer for a number of local firms before launching her own practice, Turquoise Creative, in 2001.
In 2002, she launched a line of handmade and letterpress greeting cards and was very soon immersed in a wholesale business with over a hundred accounts throughout North America and Europe. Her cards were sold in Barneys and Liberty of London, among many other smaller stationery stores.
Her work has been featured in publications such as Sunset, RealSimple and O, the Oprah Magazine and clients have included Nordstrom, Chronicle Books and Madison Park Greetings. Currently switching gears to focus more on illustration and surface pattern design, she is collaborating on a children’s book and working on a fabric collection. She has been creating the look and feel of the Seattle Iranian Festival since 2009, and also introduced a literary component to the festival in 2010.
With support from Elliott Bay Book Company, the festival has brought notable authors to Seattle including Jasmin Darznik, Anita Amirrezvani, Porochista Khakpour and Hamid Rahmanian.
One of the few Iranians not living on the Eastside, Misha proudly calls Ballard home, where she lives with her husband Ben and her two ghormesabzi-loving boys.