Meet the Illustrator

Izabela Bzymek is an artist, illustrator and animator. She has a passion for bringing characters to life in a variety of mediums, and works in watercolours, oils, acrylics and digitally in both 2D and 3D.

She has been part of creating numerous award-winning films (as animator, director and producer), has illustrated more than 15 children’s books, and her art graces the covers of many more books.

Izabela was born in Poland, spent several years living in Italy, and immigrated to Canada at the age of ten. She has always loved to draw, and over the years has expanded her artistic tool kit to include many different styles and approaches as she explores living in different parts of Canada.

Izabela Bzymek graduated from Canterbury Arts High School (Ottawa) in 1997, and then started animation at Vancouver Film School where she completed the one year 2D animation course and produced a short film called “Playtime”.   Since Feb 1999, Izabela has worked in the animation industry, working on various commercials and feature films.

In 2002/2003 Izabela completed a one year 3D animation course at Capilano College producing another short film called “Loco Melones” that won her 1st place at the AMD animation festival.

Some of Izabela’s movie credits include: The Angry Birds, Storks, The Little Prince and coming soon…The Lego Movie 2.

In 2005, Izabela was introduced to the National Film Board of Canada, and she got to direct and animate a 12 minute 3D film,”Oma’s Quilt”.   It won fist place in Yorkton for best Children’s film in 2008.


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