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.

For all inquiries, please contact me at info@melikasaeeda.com


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

Awards and Exhibitions

  • Glass Slipper and the People Choice Portfolio Award in SCBWI Canada East Conference/ Montreal/ 2019
  • Toronto Art Fair 2020 & 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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