Gizem Gozde Ucar is a Turkish children’s book illustrator and writer based in London. She has illustrated many children’s books and picture books for various publishing houses, wrote and illustrated stories for magazines and apps and she was part of great exhibitions. The first picture book she wrote and illustrated, “Kara Tina” was published in November 2020. It sold over 10.000 copies just after 7 months of its release and became a part of the reading lists for first graders in many schools.
Gizem has been volunteering for many years, teaching underprivileged kids arts and literature, drawing murals for children’s hospital and schools and doing workshops.
She established her own workshop called “Story Workshop” where she teaches children creative writing and illustration with her puppet.
Gizem enjoys her work with children and continues to write and illustrate stories.