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.
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
• 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
• Meram Publishing ,Istanbul/Turkey 2004-2005
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.
• 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
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
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
• Filmfabrika, Ankara/Turkey 2010-2011
Küçük Hanimlar Küçük Beyler / Little Ladies Little Gentlemen, 2011 Tanitim Animasyonu (Teaser animation)
Reference: Fatih Isçi
Tel: 0 535 330 59 41
• Xlibris Publishing, Gordon NSW 2009-2010
I illustrated The Ancient Quenndom written by Roya Hendesi
Reference: Roya Hendesi
Author of The Ancient Queendom
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.
My hobbies are; Philately, Photography, Toy Design, Children’s Books Collection, Hiking, Parakeets,Animation.
References available upon request.