Selma Gürani was born in Nicosia, Cyprus in 1988. She graduated from Anadolu Fine Arts High School and Eskişehir Anadolu University, Fine Arts Faculty, Department of Graphic Design. During her 3rd year in university, Gürani travelled to Athens and continued her studies in, "TEI of Athens University", Fine Arts Faculty, Department of Graphic Design as a guest student.
She started her career in 2010 when she established Cypdes Factory Advertising with her sister. Gürani worked as a founding partner and art director in the company.
Gürani wrote and illustrated two children's books entitled KARA KEDİ (Black Cat) and KARPAZ YARIMADASI'NDAN MUHTEŞEM HAYVANLAR (Magnificent Animals from Karpaz Peninsula). She also completed illustration work of many other writers' books