Afterward, Hogrogian worked as a book designer at Thomas Y. Crowell Co. And studied art at the New School.
Since childhood she prefers folk and fairy tales, poetry, fantasy and stories. Hogrogian earned a B.A. in Fine Arts from Hunter College in 1953. In 1960, Crowell published her first works in the book, King of the Kerry Fair, by Nicolete Meredith, which Hogrogian illustrated with woodcuts.
Subsequently she has worked as a designer at Holt and Scribner's and as a freelance illustrator. In 1971 Hogrogian married David Kherdian, a writer and editor. For two years they lived in Lyme Center, New Hampshire, where he was the state "poet-in-the-schools." The state university library is one repository for their works (in a joint collection).
Hogrogian has illustrated some of his poetic anthologies and other works for publication.
Married David Kherdian, 1971.