AYŞE İNAN

Illustrator • Personal Profile

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Ayşe İnan graduated from Hacettepe University, Faculty of Fine Arts, Department of Graphics Design in 1994. She made cartoons, illustrations and graphic designs in many newspapers, magazines and publishing houses. She participated in collective exhibitions at home and abroad. Her first solo exhibition ‘Gün Olur’ Orhan Veli, took place in 2022. The books which she illustrated are published in many different languages. She is still working on illustrations for children's books.

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(1972, Ankara) H.Ü. Güzel Sanatlar Fakültesi Grafik Anasanat Dalı’ndan 1994 yılında mezun oldu. Birçok gazete, dergi ve yayınevinde karikatür, illüstrasyon ve grafik tasarım çalışmaları oldu. Yurtiçinde ve yurtdışında karma sergilere katıldı. İlk kişisel sergisi ‘Gün Olur’ Orhan Veli, 2022. Resimlediği kitaplar pek çok dilde yayımlandı. Çocuk kitapları resimlemeye devam ediyor.

Awards

2021

2020

2019

2013

2011

2009

1995

Kim Korkar Kırmızı Başlıklı Kız’dan? (Who is Afraid of the Little Red RidingHood?), Macedonia Reader’s Book Awards 3rd place, Macedonia

3 Kedi 1 Dilek (Three Cats’, One Wish), Macedonia Reader’s Book Awards nominee, Macedonia

Babamın Battaniyesi (My Father’s Blanket), Aydın Doğan National Children’s Book Illustration Achievement Award, Istanbul/Turkey

Annemin Çantası (My Mother’s Bag), 1st place in the Most Popular Children’s Books of the Year list selected by IBBY - Turkey (ÇGYD) members, Istanbul/Turkey

Beyoğlu Macerası (The Beyoğlu Adventure), IBBY Turkey Honour List, the Children's Book of the Year in the IBBY Turkey Design Section, Switzerland

Kim Korkar Kırmızı Başlıklı Kız’dan? (Who is Afraid of the Little Red Riding Hood?), Best Illustrated Story Book of the Year by IBBY - Turkey (ÇGYD), Istanbul/Turkey

Elma Kelebeği (Apple Butterfly), Hacettepe University Achievement Award, Ankara/Turkey

Education

1990 - 1994

Hacettepe University, Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design, Faculty of Fine Arts, Ankara, Turkey

Work Experience

2007 - 2022

2007 - 2020

2004

1997 - 2002

1995 - 2000

1995 - 1997

1994 - 1995

1992 - 1994

1991 - 1992

Children’s Book Illustrator
Kök Publications (2007), Kırçiçeği Publications (2009), Yapı Kredi Publications (2011-2022)

Illustrator for Children’s Magazines, Ankara  
TÜBITAK/Meraklı Minik-Bilim Çocuk (2007-2018)-Bilim Teknik (2007-2013), TRT Çocuk (2012-2015), Kafa Çocuk (2020), Sincap/Tarım ve Orman Bakanlığı (1997 Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry)

Illustrator for Periodicals & Newspapers, Ankara  
Birgün Newspaper (Children’s page design and illustrations)

Textbook Designer and Illustrator, Ankara
Özgün Matbaacılık Publications, Bilim ve Kültür Publications

Journal Cartoonist
Medical Journal (Tıp Dünyası’99, Medimagazin’2000, Sürekli Tıp Eğitim Dergisi’96) 
Journal of Literature and Culture (Simge’04, Damar’97, İnsan’95, Kedi’95, Pencere’98)
News and Views of Week (8th Day’97)

Newspaper Cartoonist
Siyah & Beyaz Newspaper

Advertising Illustrator
Ritim Graphic Design Agency

Graphic Designer Intern
Fil Graphic Design Agency

Typography Teacher and Photo Artist Assistantship
Baykallar Graphic Design Studio

Children’s Books

Orhan Veli ‘Gün Olur’ (There Will Be A Day, illustrated / poetry book), 1st print in 2022 
Written by Veli, Orhan, illustrated by İnan, Ayşe, Yapı Kredi Publications, Istanbul/Turkey

 

Seyrederim Dünyayı (I Watch the World), 1st print in 2021
Written by Özdem, Filiz - illust. by İnan, Ayşe, Yapı Kredi Publ., Istanbul 

 

Orman Cücelerinin Sergüzeşti (The Adventure of the Jungle Dwarves), 1st print in 2020
Written by Hikmet, Nazım, illust. by İnan, Ayşe, Yapı Kredi Publ., Istanbul 

 

Babamın Battaniyesi (My Father’s Blanket), 1st print in 2019
Written by Şahinkanat, Sara, illust. by İnan, Ayşe, Yapı Kredi Publ., Istanbul
(Translated to Ukrainian, Persian)
 
Sarayda (In The Palace), 1st print in 2017
Written by Hikmet, Nazım, illust. by İnan, Ayşe, Yapı Kredi Publ., Istanbul/Turkey 

 

3 Kedi 1 Canavar (Three Cats’, One Monster), 1st print in 2015
Written by Şahinkanat, Sara, illust. by İnan, Ayşe, Yapı Kredi Publ., Istanbul
(Translated to Macedonian, Armenian)

 

Yağmur’un Rüyası (Jasmine’s Dream), 1st print in 2014
Written by Özdem, Filiz, illust. by İnan, Ayşe, Yapı Kredi Publ., Istanbul 
(Translated to English)

 

Annemin Çantası (My Mother’s Bag), 1st print in 2013
Written by Şahinkanat, Sara, illust. by İnan, Ayşe, Yapı Kredi Publ., Istanbul
(Translated to Ukrainian, Persian)

 

Ben Rembrandt (I’m Rembrandt), 1st print in 2012
Written by Sönmez, Sibel, illust. by İnan, Ayşe, Sakıp Sabancı Museum., Istanbul

 

3 Kedi 1 Dilek (Three Cats’, One Wish), 1st print in 2012
Written by Şahinkanat, Sara, illust. by İnan, Ayşe, Yapı Kredi Publ., Istanbul
(Translated to Armenian, English, Macedonian, Korean, Persian, Russian, Ukrainian)

 

Beyoğlu Macerası (The Beyoğlu Adventure), 1st print in 2011
Written by Şahinkanat, Sara, illust. by İnan, Ayşe, Yapı Kredi Publ., Istanbul
(Translated to English, Persian)

 

Yeryüzünden Gökyüzüne Masallar (Tales from the Sky to the Earth), 2010
Written by Tankut Jobert, Şule, illust. by İnan, Ayşe, Kelime Publ. , Istanbul 

 

Kim Korkar Kırmızı Başlıklı Kız’dan (Who is Afraid of the Little Red Riding Hood?),
1st print in 2009 Kırçiçeği Publications / 1st print in 2014 Yapı Kredi Publ., Istanbul
Written by Şahinkanat, Sara, illust. by İnan, Ayşe
(Translated to English, Macedonian, Galician, Persian)

 

Hangi Ses Benimki? (Which Voice is Mine?), 1st print in 2009
Written by Akay Temizyürek, Meral - illust. by İnan, Ayşe, Kök Publ., Ankara/Turkey

 

Çıplak Zebra (Zebra With No Stripes), 1st print in 2008
Written by Önel, Ahmet, illust. by İnan, Ayşe, Kök Publ., Ankara

 

Bir Gül Çocuk (A Rose Child), 1st print in 2007
Written by Budak, Abdülkadir, illust. by İnan, Ayşe, Kök Publ., Ankara

 

Küçük Kara Balık (The Little Black Fish), 2006
Bir Şeftali Bin Şeftali (One Peach and One Thousand Peaches)
Sevgi Masalı (The Tale of Love Story)
Püsküllü Deve (Tasseled Camel)
Written by Behrengi, Samed, illust. by İnan, Ayşe, Nokta Publ., Istanbul

 

Çocuk Oyunları (Children’s Games Book), 2005
Illust. by İnan, Ayşe, Eskişehir Tepebaşı Municipality, Eskişehir/Turkey

 

Bebeğimin İlk Yılları (My Baby’s First Years), 2005
Illust. by İnan, Ayşe, On Agency, Ankara

 

Okusun da Büyüsün (Read and Grow, Classical Fables), 2004
Illust. by İnan, Ayşe, Yeni Çizgi Publ., Ankara

 

Elma Kelebeği (Apple Butterfly), 1st print in 2002
Written by Derya, Handan, illust. by İnan, Ayşe, Kök Publ., Ankara
(Translated to Urdu)

Text Books &, Illustration for Educational Media

Adım Adım Bebek Eğitim Serisi (Baby Training Set: Step by step, a set of 32 books for toddlers from 9 months to 42 months old), 2016-2018

Illustrated by İnan, Ayşe, Mikado Publ., Istanbul 

 

Okuma Yazmaya Hazırlanıyorum (Getting Ready to Read and Write, 6 levels), 2012 

Illustrated by İnan, Ayşe, Kök Publ., Ankara

 

Buki Öğreniyor (Buki is Learning), 2011 

Written by Batur Musaoğlu, Ebru, illustrated by İnan, Ayşe, Kök Publ., Ankara

 

Türkçe/Geliştiren Etkinlikler (Turkish language activity book, 5 levels), 2010 

Illustrated by İnan, Ayşe, Kök Publ., Ankara

 

Şimdi Oyun Zamanı (It’s Game Time), 2009 

Illustrated by İnan, Ayşe, Kök Publ., Ankara

 

Duygu Profesörü (Professor of Emotion), 2007 

Illustrated by İnan, Ayşe, Kök Publ., Ankara/Turkey

 

Matematik Ders Kitapları (Mathematics Training Books, 5 grades), 2004

Illust. And graphic desing by İnan, Ayşe, Öğün Publ., Ankara

 

Okul Anılarım 1&2 (My School Memories, volumes 1&2), 2003 

Illustrated by İnan, Ayşe, Kök Publ., Ankara

 

Artık Okuyorum (I Can Read Now, first grade), 2000 

Illustrated by İnan, Ayşe, Bilim ve Kültür Publ., Ankara

 

Bireysel ve Toplu Etkinlikler (Individual and Collective Events, 5th grade), 2000 

Illustrated by İnan, Ayşe, Bilim ve Kültür Publ., Ankara

 

Çözümleme Kitabı (Analysis Book, first grade), 1999 

Illustrated by İnan, Ayşe, Özgün Matbaacılık Publ., Ankara

 

Bilgisayar Okur -Yazarlığı (Computer Literacy, 5 levels), 1998 

Illustrated by İnan, Ayşe, Özgün Matbaacılık Publ., Ankara

 

Türkçe 5 sınıf (Turkish textbook and activity books, 5 grades), 1998 

Illustrated by İnan, Ayşe, Özgün Matbaacılık Publ., Ankara

 

Matematik  5 sınıf (Mathematics textbook and activity books, 5 grades), 1997 

Illustrated by İnan, Ayşe, Özgün Matbaacılık Publ., Ankara

Social Responsibility Projects

2022, May 22-25

2010 - 2022

2021

2015

2021

2021

2019

2017

2013

2010

2019 - 2021

Baykuşhane (Art support Projects/Cooperative) www.baykushane.org

Illustration Workshops with Van/Turkey Fine Art High School Students

Planed Workshop, Van/Turkey, 22-25 May 2022

Education activities in Şanlıurfa/Turkey for Nature Conservation Centre Foundation 

within the scope of the Conservation and Sustainable Management of Turkey’s 

Steppe Ecosystems Project which is carried out collaboratively by the Food and 

Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Ministry of Agriculture 

and Forestry General Directorate of Nature Conservation and National Parks, 

General Directorate of Plant Production, and General Directorate of Forestry 

with the financial support of the Global Environment Facility (GEF): 

 

Village School workshops and wall painting activities in 10 schools:

 

  • Kızılkuyu Wildlife Reserve, April 4th 2021 
    Keberli School, Kızılkuyu School, Güzelkuyu School, İkizce School.

  • Tek Tek Mountains National Park, February 2nd 2020
    Özkent School, Yağmurlu School, Küçüksenemağara School.

  • Karacadağ Steppes, December 12th 2019
    Karacadağ Primary School, Karabahçe School, Ekinci School.

Training activities for International Day of Biodiversity: 

  • Tek Tek Mountains National Park Visitor Information Center Wall illustration,
    May 23rd 2021

  • Student event, May 25th 2021
    The held in the garden of Şanlıurfa Regional Directorate of Agriculture and Forestry, 
    With the participation of the Deputy Minister of Agriculture FAO representative for Turkey, 
    Children made paintings, played a memory game with steppe species and they flew kites. 

I'm Learning The Steppe Training Set (consisting of 5 books) illustrations, August 2020

  • Öğretmen Rehberi (Teacher’s Guide)

  • Bozkırın Bitkileri (Steppe Plants)

  • Bozkırda Yaşam (Life in the Steppes)

  • Bozkır Bir Ekosistem (A Steppe Ecosystem)

  • Bozkır Hayvanları (Steppe Animals)

 

The training set was prepared by Nature Conservation Centre Foundation,

illustrated by İnan, Ayşe, FAO. Ankara/Turkey

 

Workshop at Public Primary Schools, Character design and Picturebook workshops at various public primary schools, Production process of Children’s Picturebooks 

 

  • Character Design, Çikotala, Workshop Izmir/Turkey, 29. March.2020

  • Workshop, Hayati I Cavide, Izmir/Turkey, 26 January – 28. March.2020

  • Workshop with children about construction of sustainable life,

  • Necla Kızılbağ Primary School, Dikmen-Ank./Turkey, 25.March.2022

  • Workshop with children about ecosystem in our city, Arjantin Primary School,                 Çukurambar-Ankara/Turkey, 12-22 April, 12 May 2022

  • Workshop with children affected by local wildfires, Antalya/Turkey, 15 August 2021

  • Kaz Dağları National Park Workshop for ecological awareness, METU, 9 August 2019

  • Two workshops with Tübitak, How we use the details in magazine illust., 5-15  Nov. 2019

  • Illustration and Design Workshop, Nazım Hikmet Culture and Art Center, Ankara/Turkey, 
    11, 13, 18, 20 July 2019

  • Book Launch Event and Chat with by Şahinkanat, Sara, YKY Beyoğlu Bookstore, Istanbul/Turkey, 23 April 2019-16. December.2017,

  • YKY Tunalı Bookstore, Ankara/Turkey, 21. October.2017

  • Character Design, Production process of Children’s Picture Books, Cer Modern, Ankara/Turkey, 
    19.January.2019

  • Creatures and Character Design in Belgrad Forest Ecosystem, İyi Cüceler, Istanbul/Turkey, 25-28 January 2018, Two Workshop, İyi Cüceler, 26-28 January 2019, Istanbul/Turkey

  • Düş Ağacı Sanat Günleri (Dream Tree Art Days), METU, 29 May 2018

  • Ankü (Ankara Univ. Devp. Fndn. Schools), Workshop about ecosystem in our city, Ankara/Turkey, 28 March 2018

  • Character Design Workshop, Batıkent İlkyerleşim Anaokulu (Primary Settlement  Kindergarten), 
    14 December 2017

  • Workshop with children about ecosystem in our city, METU Art Group, 7 Nov. 2017

 

Hacettepe University, Medical Faculty ‘Social Responsibility Program for Doctors’ 

is a educational program for first year medical students. I worked with a group of 

students in 2021 and supported them in creating characters related to their 

themes ‘Covid-19’ education of elementary school students’

Group coordinator, Prof. Dr. Uğur Özçelik

 

‘Her Çocuk Haklarıyla Doğar’ Kitabı (Every Child is Born With Rights! Books) 

The first 40 articles of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Children were illustrated by 41 illustrators from Turkey.

 

Natura for Youth and City Studies to understand nature through drawing with students at METU (Tür Say!). Facilitated activities where we explored the diversity and ecosystem in nature.

 

TED (Turkish Education Association) ‘A Crane One Hope’ poster illustrated

 

Baykuşhane (Art support Projects/Cooperative)  www.baykushane.org Alaçatı/Turkey

Two Illustration Workshops with Mardin, Şırnak/Turkey Fine Art High School Students

Planed Workshop, Van/Turkey, 22-25 May 2022

 

Eşit Fırsat Derneği (Equal Opportunity Association)

Renkler Panayırı/ Görme Engelli Çocuklar için CD illust. ve kapak tasarımı

For Visually Impaired Preschool Children, CD cover illustration and design

 

AÇEV (Mother Child Education Foundation) Okula Başlarken (Starting School)

Written by Alpöge, Gülçin, illust. and design by İnan, Ayşe, Istanbul

 

Children’s Foundation, Her Çocuk Haklarıyla Doğar’ Kitabı 

(Every Child is Born With Rights! Book) Article 13: Freedom of Expression

https://cocukvakfi.org.tr/wp-content/dosya/39k.pdf

Solo Exhibitions

2022

KaAtölye, Orhan Veli ‘Gün Olur’ (in Memory of Orhan Veli) January11th, Ankara/Turkey

Group Exhibitions

2018

2011

2015

2015

2015

2009

2006

Halis Kurtça Children’s Cultural Center, ‘Every Child is Born With Rights Exhibition’, Boyalıkuş Illust. Group, Istanbul, 22–26 November.

 

Tolga Art Gallery, ‘Tales for Little and Big’, Boyalıkuş Illust. Group, 26 March–30 April

 

Tokat Gaziosmanpaşa University Faculty of Education, Children’s Foundation Children’s Rights School and Book Illustrators Group, 13–25 April.

 

CKM, ‘You Child, I Child, What Dreams We Had’ Exhibition, Boyalıkuş Illustrators Group, Küçükyalı-Istanbul, 20–27 April.

                                

Tual Art Gallery, Children’s Illustrated Books Illustrators Exhibition, Boyalıkuş Illustrators, Istanbul/Turkey, 4th

 

Cologne Cultural Foundation, ‘International Children’s and Youth Book Days’, Boyalıkuş Illustrators, Köln/Germany, 31August – 10 September 


Tüyap, ÇGYD (Child and Youth Publications Association), Children’s Illustrated Books Illustrators Exhibition, 28 October – 6 November.

Exhibition in Museum

2022

2016

Sunay Akın’s Cat Museum (Kedi Müzesi), ‘Three Cats’, One Wish’ Books and one original picture, Istanbul/Turkey   (Scheduled to take place in 2022)

Ege University Museum of Paper and Book Arts, Izmir/Turkey

(Two original pictures from Who Afraid of the Little Red Riding Hood?)

Media Appearances

Veryeri Alaca, I., 2017

Multimodal Children’s Books in Turkey: 

Illustrated Books and Picturebooks, 

The Routledge Companion to International Children’s Literature edited 

by John Stephens, with Celia Belmiro, Alice Curry, 

Li Lifang and Yasmine Motawy, Routledge Publications, 377-388. 

 

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This story is about a little wolf who wants to enjoy the forest by himself. 

But given the hints, both little wolf and his mother are quite 

fond of reading and they are aware of the classic tales. 

The mother is also aware of the forest’s risks. 

So the mother wolf wams the little one about his attitude to 

the Little Red Riding Hood and the hunter. 

And she happily finds out that her little wolf is more than aware and 

he even has creative solutions for all.

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