My name is Aliyah Coreana and I am a freelance Illustrator and Animator based in Paddington, London.
I am an Animation graduate from Ravensbourne College of Design & Communication. My love for drawing and storytelling goes back to childhood when I first was able to hold a pencil. The cartoons I watched and the books I read filled me with excitement and fuelled my creative urges. It was when I turned 14 I decided to pursue my passion for the arts and begin my own path. I have a strong fine art background where I have studied many materials; my favourites include ink, copics, watercolours, gouache, oil pastels, acrylic paints, and charcoal. I am now a very versatile artist who enjoys experimenting with different mediums and combining the use of colour to help convey emotion and imagination.
I am a published illustrator of the book ‘Superstar Kids: Rhyming Moral Fun!’ and its sequel ‘All New Superstar Kids: Rhyming Moral Fun!’ which have both been very successful and even received a positive review from Prince William and his children, George and Charlotte. I am continuing my work in children’s book illustration where I encourage diversity in all of my publications!
I currently work at You Press as a Graphic Illustrator where I collaborate with young people from vulnerable backgrounds to help encourage and empower them to express themselves through creative outlets. I am also a fully qualified Arts Award Facilitator where I deliver, assess and certify educational workshops in the arts with young people.
Moving forward, I hope to establish myself as an animator and illustrator and keep inspiring others with positive influences and valuable life lessons I have learnt.
My other hobbies include reading, writing, music, cosplay, video games, anime, sports (I am a black belt in Shotokan Karate!) And I absolutely love karaoke!
I am constantly drawing and creating and I am highly motivated by my passion, I update my website and social media platforms regularly so keep an eye out for the latest pieces! Thank you for all your support so far.