Guzel Garipova is an artist and illustrator based in Kazan, Tatarstan.
Having a background in architecture, I chose to follow my childhood love for drawing. I created a series of illustrations for books by Tatar writers, mostly for kids. I work as an Art-director in Yulbasma publishing house working mostly with Tatar manuscripts.
Since then I’ve illustrated 12 books,
2022 – Shortlisted The Unpublished Picturebook Showcase 4(2022) by dPictus
2022 – Longlisted Joseph Binder Award 2022 by designaustria
2020 – Winner Hiii Illustration Awards 2020
2019 – Shortlisted at World Illustration Awards 2019
2019 – Carpetvista 2019 international design competition
Alongside with supporting female communities one of my main professional interests is investing in further development of local Tatar culture and language.
As an art teacher I’m interested in projects encouraging curiosity and creative thinking in kids.
International illustration requests can reach me directly