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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 (mostly old classics, but sometimes modern geniuses like Elena Ferrante), watch movies&series and also play with my dog:)


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 I would be happy to help you!


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"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 was a joy to work with. I could not have asked for a more talented and professional artist. Her concept was top notch and the final illustration was amazing. This project was very personal to me and as such I made a myriad of requests and changes as the project went along. Maryia accommodated them all perfectly. I hope to work with her again in the future.

-Gary Elliott

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

Children's Book Illustrator

Maryia Kapitsa

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