Irish-born, Bristol-based Yasmeen Ismail is an award-winning author, illustrator and animator.
After co-founding a successful animation production company, Yasmeen changed her focus to writing and illustrating picture books.
Her first picture book ‘Time for Bed, Fred’ with Bloomsbury Publishing, won the V&A Best Illustrated Book Award and The New York Times Best Illustrated Book award. It was shortlisted for the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize, Longlisted for the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal, and nominated for the National Cartoonists Society “Silver Reuben”Award.
Following the success of her debut picture book she has been nominated for her other works many times since and has been selected by the Society of Illustrators to have her work shown in the Original Art Exhibition in New York four years in a row. She continues to work on picture books for Bloomsbury, and Nosy Crow, and hopes to create more Kiki and Bobo novelty books with Walker Books.
Yasmeen loves to work with watercolours, pens, crayons, pastels, pencils and paints and likes to experiment with all sorts of other mediums. She loves to experiment and expand in all areas of her work and is constantly trying to improve her writing and drawing.