Javad Takjoo : Cartoonist &designer
He was born in Mashhad in 1985. Currently, he lives in Lahijan, a beautiful city in north of Iran. He has pursued his career as a professional cartoonist and painter since 1380. In the mean while, he started to learn designing and painting academically.
He began to work as a press cartoonist with the weekly magazine, Lahijan. He has been working with several popular national newspapers such as Etemad, Jam- jam, Nishkhat,Arman melli etc.since 14 years ago.
Javad started learning Pottery and ceramics academically at Mazandaran University in 1391 and graduated in traditional Iranian glazing. He aimed at studying Iranian classic art and combining it with contemporary approaches to art i.e. Hermeneutics to create a new experience.
Takjoo was a founding member of Guilan’s cartoon association and a member of its staff board since 1390. He also was the artistic secretary of ``Afdesta`` international cartoon contest twice and a jury member of ``Kosovo`` international cartoon contest and participated in various cartoon contests. He won numerous rewards in Germany, Serbia,South Korea, India, Colombia, Romania, Turkey, etc.
In 2009, Takjoo was entitled as one of the Top 10 Cartoonists from the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance at Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art.