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Sirly Oder

Biography

Sirly Oder (1983) is an illustrator, content creator for social media and visual merchandiser for a book store. She graduated in scenography from the Estonian Academy of Arts and has been an artist for a wealth of Estonian theatre productions, TV commercials and short films. She currently works for the Rahva Raamat book store and manages their visual solutions as well as illustrating children’s books as a freelancer. She has illustrated several children’s books and has been awarded in the 25 Best-Designed Estonian Books competition. Her style features the personalisation of modern design combined with cuteness, darkness and humour.

I quite often feel amazed by illustrations in picture books, I admire different artists and their unique styles. There’s a pure joy inside me when I look at the illustrations I love. While illustrating a book I aim for the kids to feel the same way. Every book I illustrate is a compromise between what I like now as an adult and what I would have liked when I was about seven years old. I was a book loving kid and it would make me very happy if I’d manage to make some kids fall in love with books and reading with my illustrations.

Profile photo: Piia Ruber

Eia Uus. Over the Hills and Far Away, Postimees Kirjastus, 2019, watercolour, inkEia Uus. Over the Hills and Far Away, Postimees Kirjastus, 2019, watercolour, inkEia Uus. Over the Hills and Far Away, Postimees Kirjastus, 2019, watercolour, inkAnu Aun. Eia’s Countryside Adventure, Postimees Kirjastus, 2019, watercolour, inkAnu Aun. Eia’s Countryside Adventure, Postimees Kirjastus, 2019, watercolour, inkAnu Aun. Eia’s Countryside Adventure, Postimees Kirjastus, 2019, watercolour, inkHelen Käit. The Haunted House, Tänapäev, 2018, watercolour, inkHelen Käit. The Haunted House, Tänapäev, 2018, watercolour, inkJana Maasik. The Sisters and Trouble-Brothers of Joybow Street , Tänapäev, 2020, watercolour, inkJana Maasik. The Sisters and Trouble-Brothers of Joybow Street , Tänapäev, 2020, watercolour, inkJana Maasik. The Sisters and Trouble-Brothers of Joybow Street , Tänapäev, 2020, watercolour, inkA Monster Went to School Once, Tänapäev, 2018, watercolour, inkA Monster Went to School Once, Tänapäev, 2018, watercolour, inkHelena Koch. A Zoo at Preschool, Päike ja Pilv, 2019, watercolour, inkHelena Koch. A Zoo at Preschool, Päike ja Pilv, 2019, watercolour, ink

The Haunted House

Helen Käit

Tänapäev
2018, 203 pp
ISBN: 9789949852895
fiction, storybook
2020
Nukits competition, 2nd place (Anu Aun. Eia's Countryside Adventure)

2016

25 Best Designed Estonian Books, Certificate of Merit (Revenge of the Green Mucus-Monster. New Horrible Tales of Estonian Children)
2019
Biennial of Illustrations Bratislava (BIB), Slovakia
Spring exhibition of Estonian illustrators, Estonian Children’s Literature Centre