Anoosha Syed

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Template:Unreliable sourcesAnoosha Syed is a Pakistani-Canadian illustrator and concept artist for animation.[1][2] She has performed illustration and animation work for Disney,[3] Dreamworks TV, PBS, Netflix, Sprout,[2] and illustration for publishers such as Simon & Schuster,[4] Henry Holt & Co.,[5] Random House,[6] BOOM! Studios,[7] Macmillan Press,[7] Harper Collins, and Cottage Door Press.[8] Other freelance work has included postcards and merchandise for Owl Crate,[9][10] the Google doodle on Pakistani actor Waheed Murad,[10] and illusrations for the children's magazine Storytime.[10] She has tabled at New York Comic Con and Pasadena's Lightbox Expo, the latter at which she spoke on a panel about illustration for children's books.[11] In 2016, Syed's depictions of Disney princesses as everyday millenial-aged people garnered notice from outlets such as Bustle Media Group's Elite Daily.[12] In 2019, Syed illustrated the children's book I Am Perfectly Designed, written by Karamo Brown of Queer Eye;[1][13] Brown has stated that he and his co-author, his son, directly selected Syed as their illustrator for the project.[14] Also in 2019, Syed conducted the workshop "Character Design" at the Toronto Comic Arts Festival and North York Arts' UPTOWN KIDLIT.[15]

Early life

Syed was born in Pakistan. As she was growing up, her family moved around to different countries such as Switzerland, Dubai, Saudi Arabia, and Toronto.[2]


As a child, Syed wanted to be a writer.[7] This segued into her desire to pursue art.[7] She attended Ceruleum Ecole d’arts Visuels in Lausanne, Switzerland, graduating with her BFA in Illustration in 2015.[2][16]


In 2017, Syed received racist attacks over her depiction of a multiracial Harry Potter cast.[17] The Huffington Post as well as the BBC covered the backlash.[18][19] As the book characters' skin tone was never stated in author J.K. Rowling's manuscripts, others have cast the characters as a variety of races, including the London West End production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.[20]



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  4. "Bilal Cooks Daal". June 4, 2019. 
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  6. "Daring Dreamers Club #2: Piper Cooks Up a Plan (Disney: Daring Dreamers Club) by Erin Soderberg: 9780736439442 | Books". 
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 "Exclusive: Meet Anoosha Syed, the Artist Inventing Modern-Day Disney Princesses". 
  8. "About". 
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  11. "Upcoming Events". 
  13. Oliver, David. "'Perfectly Designed': 'Queer Eye's' Karamo Brown talks new kid's book, son's pansexuality". 
  16. "Anoosha Syed". 
  21. Harris, Robie H. (August 27, 2019). "Look!: Babies Head to Toe". Abrams. 
  22. "Bilal Cooks Daal". June 4, 2019. 
  23. Lau, Alan Chong (September 6, 2019). "September 6, 2019–Arts Etc.". 
  26. Wyatt, Neal. "New Bestsellers, Nov. 7, 2019 | Book Pulse". 
  27. "'Queer Eye’s Karamo Brown Announces New Children’s Book With His Son". May 8, 2019. 
  28. Stabler, David (October 9, 2018). "Kid Scientists: True Tales of Childhood from Science Superstars". Quirk Books. 
  31. Syed, Anoosha; Harrington, Claudia (December 15, 2016). "Book 1: Otis the Very Large Dog". ABDO. 
  33. "Daring Dreamers Club #2: Piper Cooks Up a Plan (Disney: Daring Dreamers Club) by Erin Soderberg: 9780736439442 | Books".