Hello! This is Gözde, illustrator of Noor!
I am a self-taught independent illustration artist, working from my home studio, surrounded by a variety of artworks and children’s books! I developed an imperfect drawing style inspired by the world we are in, with distorted yet cute characters and perspectives, highlighting the beauty in imperfection. I have been drawing since I could hold a crayon, and professionally I have been working as an illustrator for the last couple of years. I am currently based in the Netherlands with my partner and our dog, Luke.
I love collaborating with amazing publishers & various creative souls who place sustainable living and equality at the very core of their being. I mostly create children’s book illustrations, editorial illustrations & custom projects for brands with an authentic mindset.
Besides being an art enthusiast, I love yoga, vegetarian & low waste cooking, classical music, writing & plants.
Working on Noor is a completely exciting experience for me! As a female illustrator, if you are trying to fight gender norms, it is very important to illustrate strong girl leading characters because I identify the character with myself and see it as an inspiration.