Çiğdem “Chi” Michalski is an illustrator, artist and occasional art director in Seattle, working under the name of ChiChiLand. For the past decade she was a half of the creative duo running Istanbul’s beloved motion design studio – imago. These days she focuses on art and illustration while continues to create work in the field of animation and design.
Chi contributed in little yucca's SS2018 collection "Surprise Me!".
H.Sercan Tunali was born in Edirne/Turkey, in 1983. Due to his family’s business conditions,he travelled around Turkey, and had the chance to live in various cities.His studies began as a gifted student when he was accepted to an high school of fine arts in Antalya, in 1997. In 2001, he was admitted and ranked third to Anadolu University, Faculty of Fine Arts, to study Animation. During his education, he participated in many official exhibitions, made miscellaneous collaborations, and also worked in a student magazine as an illustrator and writer. He made an animation film for his senior project and it was appreciated and shown by many film festivals both domestic and international. He also found the love of his life by the help of this film :) When he graduated from college, he went to Sydney/Australia both to study, and to participate as a supporter in some projects about character design and animation. He then came back to Turkey to kick his career start. He has been working in animation industry for 8 years.
Sercan contributed in little yucca's SS2018 collection "Surprise Me!".
Was born and raised in Istanbul, Turkey. She lived in the USA for 10 years where she first studied economics at Harvard College, then finance at Wharton Business School. She worked as a consultant for Bain & Co in Boston and Milan. In 2004 she returned to her native city to take a role in running her family's business in yarn manufacturing, where she discovered her passion for design and illustration. Since in 2011 she has been working in this wonderful field, illustrating both for Rumisu, a creative project she jointly started with her sister, as well as several fun free lance projects.
Pınar contributed in little yucca's SS2018 collection "Surprise Me" and SS2017 collection "Hello World".
Sena was born in 1982, in Istanbul. She graduated from London Central Saint Martins Arts College, Graphic Arts and Design Department in 2006. She worked on socially responsible art projects and exhibited her work in various areas of England and Istanbul. She was one of the two creators of the project named Tershane, that started in 2006. Her solo shows at x-ist were 2 (2009), 3 Angle (2010) and Fantastic 4 (2011). She also took place in Contemporary Istanbul’06, 07, 08, 09, 10 & 11, Start-2009 (14thEuropean Contemporary Art Fair, Strasbourg, France), VIP Art Fair 2012, Art Dubai 2012 and SCOPE Basel 2012 fairs. Her solo exhibition named 5, in 2014, and another solo exhibition, 6, in 2016 took place at The Empire Project. Again in 2016, her first solo exhibition abroad took place at New York Sleep Center. Currently, Sena lives in Istanbul and she is one of the active members of the artist initiative, The Signs of Times.
Sena contributed in little yucca's SS2018 collection "Surprise Me" and SS2017 collection "Hello World".
Gökçe İrten, visual designer and illustrator, received her BFA with honors from Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University and MA in Visual Arts and Communication Design from Sabanci University. She researched her thesis on design principles of a children’s picture book. She attended Children’s Book Illustration classes in University of Arts London. Gokce currently lives and works in Istanbul.
Gökçe contributed in little yucca's AW2017 collection "Little Yucca Goes Camping" and AW2018 collection "Outer Space".
Born in Istanbul in 1985, Sedat Girgin graduated first from Istanbul Anadolu Fine Arts Highschool Painting and then completed Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University Industrial Design major. He illustrated around 80 books in several publishing houses. He worked in magazines and agencies as a freelance illustrator. In 2007, he completed a book called “Karıncanın Kardeşi” with Suna Dölek and it was translated to german. He won the first place in Art Vespa design competition in 2010. In 2014, he became the cover illustrator of The Guide Istanbul magazine. Internationale Jugendbibliothek picked one of the books he illustrated, “Tembel Balık Sefa” and included it in White Ravens 2015 catalogue. His book illustrations were presented in Bratislava Illustration Bienal. The artist participated in several local and international exhibitions and worked as a member of the board forxxxx. He did his first solo exhibition in 2013. Sedat Girgin is nominated for 2018 Hans Christian Andersen Award for Illustration. He lives and works in Istanbul.
Sedat contributed in little yucca's AW2017 collection "Little Yucca Goes Camping".
Hiccup art is the illustrative brand of Jennie Deane, so called as Jennie hiccups nearly every day. From her studio in The Blue Mountains, Australia she creates quirky, whimsical illustrations from her daydreaming imagination. She is inspired by her beautiful surroundings, the play of her young daughters, with a little bit of mischief sprinkled in. Jennie uses fine pen, watercolour, collage, coloured pens and pencils as well as anything else she finds along the way. She creates originals, commissions, fine art prints as well as freelance illustrations.
Jennie contributed in little yucca's AW2017 collection "Little Yucca Goes Camping".
Upon completing his education on graphic design, the artist has worked as an art director for independent and corporate advertising agencies for nearly 15 years. Concurrently, the artist has worked for many brands and advertising agencies as an independent illustrator. The artist has participated in seven exhibitions including two solo exhibitions as well as winning more than 20 awards for his accomplishments in graphic design and advertising.The artist has moved to New York in 2013, and continues his work as an independent illustrator.
Engin contributed in little yucca's SS2017 collection "Hello World".