patchwork house“I don’t stick with one style, but interpret each work with a fresh eye. I love to help create books, posters and guides that reflect a friendly, loving world, especially to young people just making a start here. That’s the best.”


Sue Ramá loves to create. Sue has illustrated over 15 books for young people for clients including Greenwillow, Philomel and Charlesbridge. She has written and illustrated many guides for children on important issues like grief, cheating, divorce and bullying. Sue also loves to paint portraits, design websites and meditate.

Sue studied illustration at the School of Visual Arts and literature and filmmaking at The NYU School of the Arts. She worked in Manhattan as a storyboard artist, then as a graphic designer and art director, designing packaging, advertising, promotional and corporate identity materials for a variety of clients.  Sue also has a design studio in Massachusetts.

Sue did graduate work in both counseling and experimental psychology at the New School for Social Research in New York City and Lesley College. Sue has used that background in her work with Boulden Publishing, where she has written, designed and illustrated many books, posters, guides and games to help children with issues like self-esteem, boundaries, emotional literacy, bullying, grief, divorce and inappropriate touching. Sue has also illustrated a number of inspirational books for adults and children.