The birth of my first child and growing love of children's books inspired me to venture into book illustration. Since 2006, I've joyously followed my passion for drawing and illustration.
I've been illustrating and designing children's books for the past 15 years.
I'm used to working with self publishing authors so I have experience in layout design and also the prepress process.
I offer the following services:
* Experienced book illustrator who illustrated over 30 published books.
* Fully dedicated to your project with a keen eye for detail.
* Fast turnaround time and daily communication.
* Consulting services for self-publishing authors.
My work involves:
Full color illustrations
Pages Layout Design
I usually receive the manuscript and oftentimes suggestions about the illustrations.
I create the artwork from a scratch and also the pages layouts and I can handle the whole process until the final step which is the print-ready files to submit to the printer/publisher.
I'm easy to work with and I'm proud to say that many of my clients became good friends.
I'm always excited to read new stories and meet new people.
"I have had the pleasure of working with Marina as the illustrator for my last two children's books. Her creative talent is exceptional, and she has received numerous compliments from customers who have bought my books. I love working with Marina. She has the talent, the ability to bring my story to life in her drawings/color choices, and she's amazing to work with. I would highly recommend working with Marina, who is a great collaborator, pays attention to the finest details, and works diligently to meet your every need. Both of my children's books turned out even better than I could have imagined, and I have Marina to thank for that." Roxy Humphrey
"As a children's book author, nothing matters more to me than finding an artist who can create a magical world that children can't wait to enter. Marina creates magic. sailing WAY beyond my expectations with her illustrations for my first two books. She sees with her heart, knowing just how to attract and keep a child's attention. With what? With her expert use of color and atmosphere, her mastery of fantastic and "right on the money" facial expressions and the depiction of her unique characters. I have other books in the pipeline and I can hardly wait to see what Marina does to bring them to life Seeing how she translates my words into picture is akin to the thrill of waking up on Christmas morning. She gets six stars on a scale of five!" Marianne Stanley
"Marina went above and beyond with her STUNNING AND BRILLIANT illustrations! I actually felt bad adding text to the pages because what she created was just so gorgeous!!! Marina completely understood the magical world I wanted to create and I love how she used light and textures to really make each illustration come alive. My MC also goes through a lot of different emotions and Marina and I worked together well in order to captured her expressions perfectly. I was amazed at how fast Marina was able to to deliver. She always finished by our established deadlines, but often she would finish before the deadline. I am a first time author and had a lot of setbacks with multiple major text edits, so I held up the process more than a few times and made (many) more changes than normal. But Marina was very patient and accommodating and we were able to work through all the issues. Marina is also very knowledgeable when it comes to POD and designing the print ready files. This was really helpful. I am publishing with IngramSpark, Amazon KDP, as well as doing a print run in China. Marina took care of all of these files making this part of the process painless for me. I really can't say enough about Marina. I do plan on hiring her for future books. DO YOURSELF A FAVOUR AND HIRE HER TOO!!!" Alyssa Schermel
I'm working as a freelance illustrator providing the artwork and prepress services for publishers and self-publishing authors.
I provided the illustrations for the Parshafier Squad Section on the Hachayol Magazine.
ISchool- Clare Stead
I worked for Ischool program for 10 months producing illustrations and powerpoint presentations for elementary school contents for children in Africa.
Marina has 12 reviews