Mariya Prytula

Mariya Prytula - Designer

Austin, TX, United States

Drawing inspiration from folk-tales and wildlife, I use watercolor magic to create children's and nature filled illustrations.

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I am an illustrator specializing in watercolor children's illustration, picture books and book covers. Since October 2015, I have completed multiple picture book projects for private clients with emphasis on page-turns, separating text to create pageflow, and including age appropriate imagery. In addition I've had the pleasure to create two book covers for books coming out in late 2017/early 2018, and work with Reeves International.

When working with a client I typically provide thumbnail sketches, and from those develop more detailed sketches and move to the final renders.

Children's - Middle Grade
Children's Picture Books
Children's Books (Non-Fiction)
Home & Garden

Work experience


October, 2015 – Present (about 3 years)

Mariya has been freelancing since October 2015. In that time, her work has been published in The Journal Art Order Invitational, she has illustrated two picture books with a third one on the way for private clients, and had a pleasure to work with Reeves International.

In addition she has served as the local advisor for ICON9 The Illustration Conference, and is a proud member of Changeling Artist Collective, The Bird Whisperer Project and SCBWI.

In her previous work life, Mariya has served as a regulatory affairs coordinator for a medical device consulting company managing medical device and cosmetics registrations in Europe and Asia.

She received her Bachelor of Arts degree with emphasis on pre-medicine from Baylor University.

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