Illustrator • Turkish illustrators
Born in İstanbul, Korman graduated from the Graphic Department of İstanbul State Academy of Fine Arts (now Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University) in 1983. For over 30 years, she worked as an “art director” in multinational advertising agencies. While continuing her work in advertising agencies, she illustrated numerous children’s books and created drawings for children’s magazines. Among her most interesting works is a book she designed and illustrated for an album by a music group. In 2008, she was included in the International Board on Books for Young People Honour List in the field of illustration and was nominated for the 2021 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award. She has received other numerous awards as well. Participating in exhibitions and illustrating some famous novels, Korman’s illustrations also brought to life some noteworthy books in the Günışığı Kitaplığı collection, such as, Aysel Gürmen’s Marbling of the Sultan (Padişahın Ebrusu, 2010), Christine Nöstlinger’s Fiery Frederica (Alev Saçlı Çocuk, 2010), Hacer Kılcıoğlu’s We Were Three Children in İzmir (İzmir’de Üç Çocuktuk, 2010), winner of the 2010 IBBY Turkey Children’s Book Design Award, İrem Uşar’s The Light That Moved From the Lighthouse (Fenerden Taşınan Işık, 2011), Müge İplikçi’s The Coal Black Child (Kömür Karası Çocuk, 2014), Selen Aydın’s The Candle Afraid of the Dark (Karanlıktan Korkan Mum, 2020), and Dilek Emir’s This is Our Home Now! (Burası Bizim Evimizmiş Şimdi!, 2021). In recent years, Korman has turned to writing and illustrating her own books. Her picture book Wow, What a Day! (Ne Gündü Ama!, 2023) is a tribute to the 100th anniversary of our Republic, inviting readers to find joy in the colours of life. The artist lives in İstanbul and has a son.