Canan Baris

I was born in Antakya in 1963. I graduated from Marmara University Graphic Arts in 1986. I have worked as an art director in various advertising agencies for many years. Besides art directing, I have illustrated in many branches such as story-board, children’s books and book covers. Since 2006, I have been a freelance illustrator, illustrating mostly for children.

I have been drawing as long as I can remember. It is for sure, the main reason of being a professional illustrator was the beautiful and colorful books which had been bought by my father in my childhood. Those books inspired me to draw much more. Today also I feel the same excitement whenever I hold the pencil. I want to give the rights to children which I believe in. I also give much importance to the design of the page that the text and the picture must be in a harmony.