University Place, Syracuse University
Sonia Chaghatzbanian

School of Art
Instructor, Illustration

Sonia Chaghatzbanian is an award-winning art director who works on all sorts of books for kiddos, including picture books, graphic novels, middle grade, and young adult novels. She has been at Simon & Schuster with the imprints Atheneum, McElderry, and Beach Lane Books for many years.

Some favorite books she has designed include Zombie in Love by Kelly DiPucchio, illustrated by Scott Campbell; the Coretta Scott King Award-winner My People by Langston Hughes, photos by Charles R. Smith, Jr.; the New York Times bestselling graphic novel Through the Woods by Emily Carroll; and the anthology Zombies vs. Unicorns. She lives in Jersey City, New Jersey, and if you can pronounce and spell her last name, you win a prize.