Rūta Briede (1984) is an illustrator, author, cartoonist, scenographer, lecturer in illustration at the Art Academy of Latvia and the art editor with the publishing house “Liels un Mazs”. She is known as the author of the concept and horned doodle logo of the popular series of a hundred and one Latvian children’s poems Bikibuks (Bicki-buck books, Liels un Mazs, 2012-2017). Briede’s comics have appeared in local magazines Kuš! and Š!, and abroad in Crachoir, FinEst, Naturegraffix, she has participated in L’Europe se dessine at the Angoulême Comics Festival.
2017, The International Jānis Baltvilks Prize in Children’s Literature and Book Art in category “Young Growth” for the debut as the author and illustrator for Kaiju karalienes noslēpums [The queen of seagulls]
2015, The Golden Apple-tree National Book Art Contest prize for Andris Freibergs [Andris Freibergs] by Margarita Zieda
2013, The special prize of the jury of the International Jānis Baltvilks Prize in Children’s Literature and Book Art for the design of Bicki-buck books
2009, The Golden Apple-tree National Book Art Contest prize for Latviešu zvēri [Latvian animals] by Inese Zandere and Mārtiņš Grauds