Yaprak Morali (b. 1976 in Ankara, Turkey) received her B.A. in banking and finance and afterward studied character animation at the Animation Workshop in Viborg, Denmark. Since then, she has worked in Istanbul, Ankara, Copenhagen, Milan, Budapest, London, Munich, Bombay, and Oslo for various projects for the small and big screen as a director, character animator (3d + classical animator), storyboard artist and character designer. Yaprak is also the author and illustrator of children’s books, published in Turkey. She manages the animation festival Frame by Frame in Oslo, is head of Grafill Animation, and is a member of the Fredrikstad Animation Festival’s board. She occasionally gives lectures about animation and works as a moderator for festivals. With 24 years of experience in the animation industry, Yaprak lives in Oslo with her Norwegian husband and works at Qvisten Animation.