Masha Manapov, aka Mashkaman

.. is an award-winning illustrator, designer and image maker.

Born in Baku and raised in Tel Aviv she is currently working from her Bristol based studio and normally successfully avoids from talking about herself in a third person.

Throughout her career her flexible style was translated to a diverse range of projects including branding, packaging, editorial, books and marketing campaigns.

Her narrative led work contains the tension between nostalgic and rusty feeling and cutting edge technology. "Masha has a rare ability to tell a visual story like it has never been told before."

I was born to be a Mozart, a mountain mover, a super hero. but for now I'm enjoying exploring the overlapping areas of visual communication and art.

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Clients include

The independent, Wired, NY Times, O The Oprah Magazine, Boston Globe, Hallmark, Suzuki, UCLA, Air Canada, Weltwoche, Eltern, Haaretz, Enchanted Lion, Caterpillar books, Creative mornings and more.



Golden Pinwheel award


The Cheltenham Illustration Awards Annual

Israeli national lottery Grant for outstanding illustrators

2013- 2014

Creative Quarterly 35 - Winner

Israeli museum, Ben-Yitzhak honorable mention for best illustrations in children's book

3x3 pro show, honorable mention

3x3 pro show, cover illustration – Merit

Creative Quarterly 34 – Runner up

Sintra, World Press Cartoon – Runner up

Nami Concurs, Special Prize - Golden medal

Artist residency program at Casa Velázquez, Madrid, Spain