Lena Guberman

Artist statement

I've started drawing in an early age, and began studying art at the age of five.

Since I've graduated in Visual Communications from Betzalel Academy in Jerusalem (2003) I've illustrated eight published books, three of which have won the Israel Museum award for picture book illustration for the years 2006, 2010 and 2012.

In 2011 I was a part of Ari Folman’s crew of “The Congress” movie (2013) as BG, Character Designer and Concept Artist.

I like to be versatile in my art and to invent and reinvent me style and technique.
I was one of the main character designers in Colin Brady and Christopher’s Reeve’s animated feature film “Everyone’s Hero". I've illustrated articles in leading Israeli newspapers such as Ha’aretz and Globes using both digital technique and sculpting. In my book illustrations I use a variety of techniques from digital design to handmade sewing and embroidery.


Art Director for “Where Is Anne Frank” film

Bridgit Folman Film Gang

March 2018 – May 2021


Illustrator - Playtika

August 2012 – March 2018


Book and Editorial Illustrator

2003 – Present

Background and Character Designer for “The Congress” film

Bridgit Folman Film Gang

May 2011 – May 2012

Art Director / Leading Designer


2005 – 2010

Leading Character Designer for “Everyone's Hero” animation film


2003 – 2004



Everyone's Hero 2006 CG animation film by Christopher Reeve

The Congress 2013 live action/animation film by Ari Folman

Where Is Anne Frank 2021 animation film by Ari Folman



Honors & Awards

The Yossi Stern Award for best Illustration project – June 2003

Silver medal –The Israel Museum children book illustration award – 2008

Silver medal –The Israel Museum children book illustration award – 2010

3X3 Magazine, Books Pro Show (2012)

Silver medal –The Israel Museum children book illustration award - 2006