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Emel ALP SARI

Freelance Children's Book Illustrator & Book Illustrator

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Location:Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
Website: http://emelalp.wordpress.com/
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I am from Izmir/ Turkey and have been working as a freelance illustrator,character designer,cover artist and children's books illustrator. I have been living in Auckland.

I have been designing and illustrating since 1998 and have worked for many well known publishers in Turkey. I am a professional user of Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign and Corel Painter.

A national newspaper called Cumhuriyet interviewed me in 2008 and an article about my career was published by the same newspaper.

QUALIFICATION

9 Eylul University Izmir/Turkey,MA in Fine Arts&Graphic Design 2009 - Present

9 Eylul University Izmir/Turkey,Bachelor Degree in Fine Arts&Graphic Design 1997-2004

Izmir 60. Yil Anadolu Lisesi (High School) 1995-1997

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

• Farkli Publishing ,Istanbul/Turkey 2005 - 2007
I illustrated :
Short English Story Series
Mete’nin Dünyasi (Mete’s World)
Sevimli Öykü ve Masallar Dizisi (Best Loved Stories and Tales Series)
Küçük Yazar (Little Author)
Hece Kitabi (Syllable Book for Primary Kids)

I used PS and wacom for these projects.
Reference: Mustafa Demirtas
Farkli Publishing Director

www.farkliyayincilik.com


• Meram Publishing ,Istanbul/Turkey 2004-2005
I illustrated:
Düsler Ülkesinin Anahtari Masal Dizisi (Key to The Dreamland Tales)
Yumak Okul Öncesi Egitim Kitaplari (Yumak Preschool Education Series)
I used MAC for these projects.

FREELANCE HISTORY

• Zambak Publishing House, Istanbul /Turkey 2007- Present
I illustrated Mutlu Çocuklar Egitim Seti (Happy Children Education Set), Minik Kaynak Çalisma Yapraklari (Little Resource Worksheets), Masallarla Matematik (Maths through Stories) , Arkadasim Matematik (My Friend Maths), Tatil Nesesi/ Yaz Tatil Seti(Holiday Fun), Degerler Egitimi Davanis Etkinlikleri Seti (Worths Education Behaviour Activities), I used PS and wacom, “Merak Ediyorum” Okul Öncesi egitim Seti ( “I Wonder” Pre-school education Set).
Reference: Alim Ekiz
Pre-School Publishing Director
Sürat Yayin Grubu
alim.ekiz@suratyayin.com
Tel: +90 216 524 22 10 Fax: +90 216 520 24 90

• Birlesik Publishing ,Istanbul/Turkey 2006 - Present
I illustrated and designed book covers of Ceren Öykü Dizisi (Ceren Story Book), Ilk Adim Sinif Kitapligi (First Step Class Books) ,Yüz Temel Eser (100 Basic Books) ,1001 Arabian Nights Tales

• Top Publishing, Izmir/Turkey 2006 -Present
I illustrated Topses Tatil Çalismalari (Topses Holiday Studies) and Topses Okuma Yazma Ögreniyorum Seti (Topses Reading and Writing Activities)

Refence: Ramazan Tortop
Production Director
Top Yayincilik Pazarlama Sanayi ve Ticaret Limited Sirketi
Dr. Faik Muhittin Adam Caddesi
No.: 38/Z 3. Beyler Konak IZMIR
Tel: 90 542 217 55 19

• Morpa Publishing, Istanbul/Turkey 2006
I illustrated Okul Öncesi Sihirli Sekiz Çoklu Zeka Seti (Preschool 8 Multiple Intelligence Set of Books)

• Inkilap Publishing House ,Istanbul/Turkey 2005-2006
I illustrated and designed the book covers of Iyimser ile Gülümser.

• Tudem Publishing, Izmir/Turkey 2003-2004
I illustrated and designed the book covers of O Yillar Dile Gelse (Tales of the Living Past) and Pal pal Palyaço (Pal pal the Clown)

• Bilyay Publishing, Izmir/Turkey 2001-2002
I illustrated Nilsu Oynuyor ve Ögreniyor (Nilsu Plays and Learns).,

• Dogan Egmont Publishing, Istanbul/Turkey 2010-2011
I illustrated Akgüvercin ile Yelsilsalkim’in Aski written by Gülten Dayioglu
and Hayal Takimi written by Nermin Bezmen

Reference: Esen Gür, Editor
Dogan Egmont Yayincilik
19 Mayis Cad. Golden Plaza No:1 Kat:10 Sisli 34360 Istanbul
Tel : (0212) 373 77 64
Faks : (0212) 246 66 66
www.doganegmont.com.tr

• Filmfabrika, Ankara/Turkey 2010-2011
Küçük Hanimlar Küçük Beyler / Little Ladies Little Gentlemen, 2011 Tanitim Animasyonu (Teaser animation)

Reference: Fatih Isçi
Art Director
filmfabrika@gmail.com
Tel: 0 535 330 59 41
http://www.filmfabrika.blogspot.com/

• Xlibris Publishing, Gordon NSW 2009-2010
I illustrated The Ancient Quenndom written by Roya Hendesi

Reference: Roya Hendesi
Author of The Ancient Queendom
rhendesi@gmail.com
Tel: 0064-21-101 2645

• Face Painting, War Memorial Museum,Auckland, New Zealand 28 August 2011
Storylines Chidren’s Literature Foundation of New Zealand Inc.
I had been a volunter to make face painting for children.

Reference: Annie Coppell
Teen Reference Librarian
Community Outreach Team [Tue-Sat]
Libraries and Information – Nga Whare Matauranga o Tamaki Makaurau
Ph 09 307 7768 | Extn (40) 7768 | Fax 09 307 7741



I also illustrated many more stories ,textbooks for preschoolers, juniors and teenagers for other publishing companies too.

MEMBERSHIPS & SOCIETIES

I am a full member of Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators in Turkey,
I am a member of Storylines Chidren’s Literature Foundation of New Zealand Inc. , and
I am also a member of Philatelist Society in Konak Izmir/Turkey.

HOBBIES

My hobbies are; Philately, Photography, Toy Design, Children’s Books Collection, Hiking, Parakeets,Animation.

References available upon request.