Yaansoon Illustration + Art has been featured on top online blogging and social media platforms, and would like to take this opportunity to thank all the editors, community managers, and creative directors who have helped spread the word about my food and travel illustrations and women empowerment artwork!
The Women of Colour Collective (WOCC) at McGill University’s Faculty of Law
McGill University’s The Women of Colour Collective (WOCC) featured my Illustrated Women Who Can illustration series as their blog’s first entry. This is what they had to say about the series:
“Every narrative is inspiring and empowering in its own way, reflecting values of resilience, compassion, bravery, understanding, love and respect.”
Check out the full blog post here.
The Times newspaper – London, UK
Mid 2018, The Times featured one of my illustration clients, La Mia Mamma, in the newspaper’s July 5 issue. The writer, Tony Turnbull, was photographed next to two of the restaurant’s “Mammas.” In the background you can see an illustrated Italy map by Yaansoon Illustration.
Photo by Katie Wilson for The Times.
To read more about this illustration commission, please go to the following illustration portfolio entries:
A beautiful and heart-warming mini-feature on Yaansoon’s illustration work was posted in 2017 on WordPress Discover by the Editorial Team leader at WordPress.com / Automattic. Here’s the feature’s title:
“Food, Art, Memory: Yaansoon’s Mediterranean Fusion – A spotlight on an illustration portfolio site that channels the textures and flavors of a colorful, diverse region.”
You can read the full post here.
Yaansoon’s blog was featured in the Editor’s Pick section on WordPress Discover, which showcases “a daily selection of the best content published on WordPress, collected for you by humans who love to read.”
Here’s how the kind WP editors introduced the blog:
“An illustration site created by a ‘nomadic Mediterranean foodie,’ Yaansoon is a colorful celebration of food, travel, and visual storytelling.”
Back in the day when Google+ was still an active social media network, Yaansoon’s Illustrated Travel Stories had a collection that was featured on Google+’s My Travel Story, which was a place where “G+ users shared their favourite travel stories, pictures, and tips!” Here are the kind words the Google+ team said in their post:
Yaansoon’s illustrated travel collection boasts intricate drawings and interesting stories from her time spent in each country. Check it out! https://plus.google.com/b/101560853443212199687/collection/oIuDQE
See relevant tweet on Google+ Twitter account:
— GooglePlus (@GooglePlus) 27 September 2017
Um Fouad’s Coffee Ritual: A Syrian refugee’s recipe for hope amid adversity
+Yaansoon‘s Illustrated Women Who Can Collection highlights empowering women who accomplish amazing things. In this first edition, Yaansoon tells the story of the woman who inspired the series. Um Fouad, a Syrian refugee, who organized a morning ritual for women in camp to start their day with positivity and enjoy a brief escape from politics and heartache.