MY STORY

Sahar Shams

Founder Michka Apps

  MFA.Academy Of Art University

 

Each child has a different way of coping with the trauma.

I did it by making up imaginary friends. I was daydreaming most of the time when the reality was too painful to endure.

 

Now as an adult I put all my efforts and time to help children cope with their feelings after a childhood trauma. I released the Meeka app in Farsi, and it has had more than 125K downloads. In this app, Meeka has an imaginary friend in his heart, a flower which blooms whenever Meeka takes care of his feelings and withers whenever he ignores them.

My ultimate goal is to release Meeka's Secret in every language for all children in need.

 

AWARDS AND EXHIBITIONS

 

  • Children's book Illustration winner, Springshow 2018, Academy Of Art

  • Character Design Winner, National Game Festival 2014, Iran

  • Spring Show 2016.2017 AAU

  • Group Exhibition, Zia Art Center, San Francisco.2016

  • Children's book Exhibition, Trickster, Berkeley,2016 

  • Illustration Exhibition, Zafaranie Gallery, Tehran,2014

  • Illustration Exhibition, Bahman Gallery, Tehran,2012

  • Character Design Art Show, Tehran University Of Art, Tehran, 2011

PRESS
  • Roozaneh ( Gem TV)

  • Asre Emrooz TV

  • Radio Pooya

  • Tapesh

  • Jorbozeh ( Gem TV )

  • Ariana TV

  • Iranwire

  • LA moms talk show

  • Andishe

  • Emrooz Nama

  • Zanan Northern California...........Berkeley

  • Islamic center of Oakland ...........Oakland

  •  Kanoon Mehr...............................Pleasant Hill

  • Ebn Sina organization..................Irvine

  • Radio Pooya.................................Berkeley 

  • IWIN..............................................Walnut Greek

  • Pars Equality Center.....................Menlo Park

 

 

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.Founder/Director                                      

Meeka apps, San Francisco,............ 2016-Present   

Michka 1 ( Meeka's secret )

Michka 2 ( Flower's Secret )

                                                                      .Writer/Designer/Director ...........2010-2015                Takam Film Company, Tehran

GorGor Animation

Ganjine Series 

Thousands Ways Of Misery 

                                                                                      .Writer, Illustrator ............................2009-2014

Visual design and Illustration for children’s books, Such as:

.Hamshahri Bacheha Magazine

.Jam Jam

.Nabat Kocholoo Magazine

.Sarnakh Hamshahri

.Docharkheh Magazine

.Charkh o Falack Publishing 

.Nashr Shahr Publishing

.Nashr Fani

.Andishe Publishing 

 

 

 

 

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