Hi! My name is Melika, and I’m an illustrator. I graduated from Art University of Tehran in 2008, and have been working on many illustrations and mural projects ever since. I’ve illustrated over a dozen picture books, including Little Rabbitte Series (Camlica Cocuck/ Turkey), The Bird (Kanoon-e- Parvareshi/ Iran), The Boy and 12 Month (Khorus Publication) and many more. In 2017 I moved to Canada and I am living in Toronto now.

Represented by Sarah Stephens Red Fox Literary



Toronto Reference Library, Vinta Music Band, Bell Box Canada, StreetArts Toronto, Tiff Festival Toronto, Junction BIA, Oakwood BIA, Mount Pleasant BIA, CBC Music, Polaris Prize and etc…

Awards and Exhibitions

  • Tomie DePaola professional Development Award, SCBWI Impact and Legacy Award 2022
  • Glass Slipper and the People Choice Portfolio Award in SCBWI Canada East Conference/ Montreal/ 2019
  • Toronto Art Fair 2022, 2021& 2021
  • Member of Canadian Society of Children’s books Writer, Illustrators and Performers (CANSCAIP)
  • Member of Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) 
  • Toronto Art Council Award Recipient, 2018 
  • (CANSCAIP) Illustration exhibition, Group exhibition, Toronto, 2018 
  • 10 years Bell box murals project, Group exhibition, Toronto, 2018 
  • Participation in Noma Concours for Picture Book Illustrations, South Korea, 2015 
  • Participation at the Exhibition Sharjah children’s reading festival, UAE, 2014 
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