Lina Safar grew up in Kiev, Ukraine, and has lived most of her life in Syria. She graduated in 2004 with honors from the University of Damascus School of Fine Arts with a BA in Visual Communications and Illustration.
While still studying she began working in design, painting, and book illustration and has participated in many local and international exhibitions.
She has illustrated small things like squirrels, shoes, and blue monkeys, and larger things like whales and the Solar System. Lina’s inspiration comes from everyday life and her travels inside and outside her own head.
Lina has illustrated over 15 books for international and American writers.
She currently lives in the US.