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Sinem Erkas is a graphic artist and art director with an appetite for experimentation and a good sense of fun. Mainly working in publishing, her practice ranges from digital artworks to 3D photo-illustrations - her favourite projects involve creating playful and bold imagery that make you look twice.
Based in South London, she graduated from Central Saint Martins in 2008 (1st in BA Graphic Design). She has since acquired numerous awards for her designs and illustrations, and her work has been included in London exhibitions and the Venice Biennale '09.
Blast off into space like | Part of the inspiring Work It, Girl series, this eye-catching book tells the life story of Mae Jemison, who in 1992 became the first African American woman to go into space. It’s more than just a biography however, because it picks out ten lessons we can all learn from Mae’s life and apply in our own. These include the importance of dreaming big, of asking questions, and of never letting others’ opinions of you determine your future. It’s inspiring stuff, and cleverly laid out to be accessible and properly thought-provoking to all. A final page poses questions so that readers can think about what they’ve learned and how to use the information.
Become a leader like | Not only does this lively, smartly designed book tell readers lots about Michelle Obama’s story, it also conveys brilliantly her attitude to life and work, making it thoroughly inspiring reading. Beginning with a description of her schooldays, it lists the family members, people and events that shaped her early life, and the path that led to her becoming a top lawyer and influential First Lady of the United States. Her story reinforces her message that you can do whatever you want if you’re determined, focussed and confident in who you are and what you believe. A fascinating book with something to say to all readers.
Boss the bestseller list like | In this imaginatively illustrated book from the Work It, Girlseries, discover how Harry Potter series creator J. K. Rowling became a bestselling author and publishing sensation in the true story of her life. Then, learn 10 key lessons from her work you can apply to your own life.
'A thing of beauty.' - STYLIST Discover how Beyonce became a superstar singer and entrepreneur in this true story of her life. Then, learn 10 key lessons from her work. When Beyonce was a little girl, she was shy. But one dance class changed the course of her life, when her teacher recognised her singing ability and star talent. After years of working hard, rehearsing, and practising, Beyonce hit the big time with Destiny's Child. The rest was history (and a lot more hard work). Find out what makes Queen Bey tick, what inspires her and what motivates her. Learn about her passion for activism - right up-to-date with her support for Black Lives Matter. Work It, Girl is an empowering series of biographies featuring modern women in the world of work, from designers and musicians to CEOs and scientists. Each of these vibrantly illustrated books tells the story of a remarkable woman in 10 chapters that highlight transformative moments in her life, following the ups and downs that she faced on her road to success. At the end, 10 key lessons show what you can learn from these moments, and self-reflectionquestions help you apply these lessons to your own life. Brightly coloured photo illustrations of 3D cut paper artwork featuring inspiring quotes from these amazing women bring their stories to vivid life.
'A manual for centennial girls' - The Evening Standard 'An illustrated young person's bible ... on how to cope with puberty' - Time Out 'You need this!' - ***** reader review Eight times world-record breaking hula-hoop star Marawa Ibrahim was told that she was too chubby during her teenage years to succeed as a performer. Today she is one of the most solicited circus performers worldwide, having worked with fashion power-houses Diesel and Kenzo. Contained within these pages are 50 lessons, anecdotes and stories about the changes Marawa experienced in her own body during puberty, written in consultation with Doctor Janice K Hillman. The first book in a new series about growing up has been written for young girls becoming women, who need not feel alone on their journey to womanhood. Highly Commended at the British Book Design and Production Awards 2017