Nice to meet you!
I am a children's book illustrator currently represented by UK illustration agency KJA artists. I was born and raised in Grodno, Belarus, and live and work here to this day. I got a degree in Environmental Management but then decided to switch my career to illustration since this is where my passion always lied. When I developed all the needed skills I was ready to dive into a children's book illustration to help authors and publishers bring their ideas to life in the best way possible. I have been working with various clients worldwide for many years now, committing myself fully to every project I am fortunate to work on. I am a reliable artist who never misses deadlines, is good with following a client's directions while also offering their unique artistic vision.
Especially I would love to illustrate a children's book representing neurodivergent kids or kids with disabilities, and also children dealing with grief and psychological traumas.
When I am not drawing I read books, watch movies&series and take care of my dog. My favourite movie is Salaam Bombay!, my favourite tv-series - Kruk. Szepty słychać po zmroku, and my favourite book - The Song of Achilles.
I am always looking for new opportunities and interesting projects, so If you need an illustrator for your new book or other project, don't hesitate to write at firstname.lastname@example.org. I would be happy to help you!
"After considering a few potential illustrators, I hired Maryia to create the cover art for a Middle-Grade novel called “Midnight Quakes.” The final cover art turned out to be perfect for the theme of this children’s story, which needed something mysterious, captivating, yet whimsical. Maryia was the perfect choice! The art far exceeded my expectations. She could not have been more professional—timely, open to feedback and simply a pleasure to work with".
Creative Director/Art Director/Designer • Children’s Publishing
"Working with Maryia was a wonderful experience. She has a fantastic, whimsy style paired with a great eye for colors! Her execution of our project was timely and very professional. We will definitely call her again!"
-Dave King, Design Director, Black Rose Writing / Kingsize Creations
"Maryia has superb communication skills, a pleasant disposition and a professional manner. I highly recommend Maryia to anyone seeking to hire a hardworking, passionate, dependable and gifted illustrator".
-P. X. Hammer, an author
Member, Illustrators For Hire, since 2022