Ivett Trazsi

Ivett Trazsi - Designer

Budapest, Hungary

International freelance children's book illustrator working with bright colours and tons of textures with digital painting and watercolours.

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Overview

Illustration experience:
Vibrantly coloured children's books, cookbooks, travel and food illustrations, wall decals and personalised artworks for clients from the UK to the US, NZ and American Samoa Island, including publications in New York, Canada and Australia. My style is joyfully dictated by bright colours and lots of textures combined with abstract elements from nature, working digitally and with messy paints.

Published books:
Full book illustration and book design
Glumbags, author: Charlotte Tarrant, Starlike Books, UK, 2021
Roni la Rana, author: Nicola Maguire, Silverwood Books, UK, 2021
Children's story and animation:
Dancing with Cara series, author: AC Bradburn,, UK, 2022
Cover illustration
Janet Urban: Inside Actor, Los Angeles USA, 2022

Illustration process:
As illustration is not only my job but my passion, I take all parts of it very seriously and with an open heart.
No matter if the manuscript is about a flamboyant flamingo with white eyelashes or a book filled with mouthwatering recipes or a story with a very important message, when reading it for the first time, it is the most magical feeling in the world: being honoured by an author to read their thoughts and create illustrations for them is like reading a mind! For me, it is the most exciting task in the world.

Firstly, I usually have an online meeting to get to know each other before kickstarting the project. This first impression is very important as it sets a good vibe to the whole experience. After discussing all the important details (expectations, deadlines, fees, terms and conditions etc) the first milestone is always to create rough sketches: setting up the pages, layout, basic scenes and characters, moodboard and colours. After sending off the sketches and receiving feedback (that I never take as a critique, I am easy on feedback as I prefer honesty from day one to avoid unnecessary extra time spent on re-drawing major parts), we start to get into detailed drawings, mostly either with pencil or ink lines and blobs of colour. The last stage is about creating the colourful final artworks ready for printing in the required formats.
This process had been tried and tested with a beautiful outcome in the form of published books and really happy authors!
Languages
English
Non-Fiction
Architecture
Art
Children’s Non-Fiction
Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits
Design
Nature
Travel
Fiction
Children's

Certifications

  • MA in Fine Arts
  • AOI
  • SCBWI
  • SILA
  • Hireillo

Awards

  • Budapest Illustration Festival

Work experience

Illustrator artist/founder

Self-employed
April, 2018 – Present (almost 5 years)

Children's books, cookbooks, travel and food illustrations, wall decals and creating artworks for clients from the UK to the US, NZ and American Samoa Island, including publications in New York, Canada and Australia. My first children's books as an illustrator working with British authors have been published in the UK in 2021.
I created book covers (Janet Urban: Inside Actor), independently published children's books (Glumbags, author: Charlotte Tarrant, UK; Keep on Believing, author: Zenaida Balatbat, CAN), cooking books, wall decal designs (Alphabet the Label, AUS), surface pattern designs (Thea Caye, USA) and illustrations for animations (Dancing with Cara series by AC Bradburn, UK).

Portfolio (1 selected work)

Roni la Rana: (Roni the Frog)

Maguire, Nicola, Trazsi, Ivy

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