Paran was born and raised in Seoul, South Korea. She remembers being very little, and seeing airplanes fly over her house. It made her long to travel all over the world. So she travelled to India alone at the age of 18. This was the biggest adventure of her life! She was attracted to the vivid colors and warm atmosphere there and drew a lot. In her early twenties she moved to Japan, where she studied fine art at Tama Art University in Tokyo.
After graduation, she did a variety of jobs in Japan, South Korea, and Germany. She has always been interested in picture books and illustration, and in 2017 she decided to take the plunge and become a full-time illustrator. She currently lives in a lovely german city, Dresden, with her soulmate. When she is not painting, she loves singing and playing guitar.