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About Artist

“Through literature, animation, and illustration, I’ve devoted my career to giving breath to tales and characters, aiming to enrich our world with meaning and mirth. It’s about crafting joy, fostering connection, and sprinkling a bit more magic into our lives, all in pursuit of a brighter, more beautiful existence.”


Narjes Mohammadi is a visual artist and author working in animation and picture book illustration. Storytelling and attending to details are underlying themes throughout Narjes’s practice.

Her journey in the art world began in Iran, where she illustrated several books. Her critically acclaimed picture books have been translated into several languages and sold thousands of copies worldwide. Her book (What a Brilliant Idea!) for example was selected and awarded at several illustration festivals such as White Raven, COW and Hiiibrand Illustration Prize. It was also selected as one of the best books by the Victoria Government in Australia in 2021. 

Then she moved to the Netherlands where she studied animation and continued her journey as an animation director and motion designer. Her animation, Hi! was selected for more than forty festivals around the world including Kaboom, Cinanima, Animatic, Taafi, Cinekid, and Netherlands Film Festival.

Narjes believes in the transformative power of narratives especially for children. She believes Children’s books and animations can transcend boundaries, foster empathy, and ignite the imagination. That’s why she is determined to use her knowledge, and skills and loves to create fun and creative books and animations for children to spread joy, hope, and happiness in the world. 

Narjes is a Netherlands-based artist whose recent project can be found here.

Currently, she is working on her new book and animation.

Want more info? Feel free to download her resume below!

Selected Illustration Awards

  • Winner of the Lakposhteparandeh prize, Iran, 2021
  • Selected by the children’s book council, Iran, 2021Selected in the cow illustration festival, Ukraine 2014, 2015, 2020
  • Nominated as one of the best in the White Raven list, Germany, 2020
  • Selected in The Asian Festival of Children’s Content (AFCC), Singapore, 2019
  • Selected and awarded the Merit Award at Hiiibrand Illustration Festival, China, 2019
  • Selected and awarded at ijungle illustration competition, China, 2019
  • Selected and nominated as one of the best at Little Hakka Illustration Competition, China, 2019
  • Winner of COW illustration festival, Ukraine, 2018
  • Winner of the Creative Quarterly 54, USA, 2018
  • Winner of the Jury Award prize at Hiiibrand Illustration Festival, China, 2016-2017
  • Winner of the Merit Award in IJungle Illustration Festival, China, 2017
  • Selected in Collective Arts Brewing, series 5, Canada, 2016
  • Selected in Cheap Art Festival, Italy, 2016
  • Selected as 200 of best illustrator by Lürzer’s Archive, Austria, 2015
  • Selected in the International Festival of Illustrated and Self-Edited Books (Como Pedro Por mi casa), Italy,2014
  • Selected as one of the 100 best illustrator by Taschen Publishing House, USA, 2014
  • Selected in the Bologna illustration festival (Spotlight On Reading ), Italy, 2013
  • Selected in the Belgrade Illustration Festival, Serbia, 2013
  • Selected as the best, illustration exhibition, in Brazil, 2013

Selected Animation Awards

  • Kaboom Animation Festival, Netherlands,2023
  • Taafi Animation Festival, Canada,2022
  • Movesummit Animation Festival, UK, 2023
  • Monster Animation Festival, Portugal,2023
  • Animac animation festival, Spain, 2023
  • Flatpack Festival team in Birmingham, UK, 2023
  • Athens International Children’s Film Festival, Athens, 2023
  •  European Youth Festival of Animated Film, Serbia, 2023
  • primerfestivaldecine festival, Barcelona, 2023
  •  International Grand Panorama – Films for Schools, Portugal, 2023
  • International Young Audience Film Festival Ale Kino, Poland, 2023
  • UNICA KOREA International Film Festival, Korea, 2023
  • SILBERSALZ Science & Media Festiva, Berlin, 2023
  • Hsin-Yi Children’s Animation Awards, Taiwan, 2023
  • IndieJunior animation festival, Portugal, 2023
  • Anima 2024, the 43rd Brussels International Animation Film Festival, 2024
  • Taiwan International Children’s Film Festival, Taiwan, 2024

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