Martina Terzi

Martina Terzi - Designer

I'm an experienced freelance illustrator, specialised in illustrations for children's books, who draws with love and lot's of coffee!

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Overview

Hello!

My name is Martina and I'm an Italian, illustrator. After spending my childhood peeling my knees, falling down from the bike, and drawing a lot, I decided to study art. I became passionate about comic books; they quickly filled all my shelves!

After high school, I decided to specialise in illustration and now I'm a professional illustrator for children's books.

In the past, I've worked for Italian publishers and for American writers and I hope to be able to add something about that in my portfolio soon! I can work both in digital and with watercolours. I usually start doing a few sketches and, after approval, proceed with the colours.
Languages
English
Fiction
Action & Adventure
Fantasy
Middle Grade
Picture Books
Science Fiction
Short Story
Non-Fiction
Education & Reference

Work experience

The ear that couldn't hear

Larry Truesdale
August, 2019 – August, 2019 (less than a minute)

Internal illustrations and cover design

The goose on the roof

Sarah Sommer
June, 2019 – October, 2019 (4 months)

Internal illustrations and cover design

Rori bear says

John bishop
October, 2018 – January, 2019 (3 months)

Internal illustrations and cover design

Oh hey, Tunica!

Myra Withers Pitts
June, 2018 – August, 2018 (2 months)

Internal illustrations and cover design

Litaleikurinn (colours game)

Huginn Thor Grétarsson
May, 2016 – February, 2017 (9 months)

Illustrations and cover design

Chickie and the great barnyard benefit

Billie Urabazo (writer)
May, 2016 – March, 2017 (10 months)

Illustrations and cover design

Republic of me

Sulan Dun
March, 2016 – April, 2016 (about 1 month)

Illustrations and cover design

The seed of the serpent

BookMaker comics
January, 2013 – June, 2013 (5 months)

Digital coloring of the 1st episode

Skinwalker

BookMaker comics
May, 2012 – September, 2012 (4 months)

Digital coloring of the 4th episode

Skinwalker

BookMaker comics
May, 2011 – September, 2011 (4 months)

Digital coloring of the 3rd episode

Storie da brivido

Feltrinelli
March, 2011 – May, 2011 (2 months)

Illustrations for 32 horror cards stories

Portfolio (3 selected works)

Human Nature: Seven Suns

Joseph R Bristol, Martina Terzi

Ares is an adolescent boy struggling to control his emotions. His obsession he confuses for love, takes him on a dangerous emotional rollercoaster. His therapy sessions at The Left Hand organizations building no longer seem to help. Doctor Duenna struggles to help Ares control himself while trying to find out who the girl he is obsessed with is.

Ares is an adolescent boy struggling to control his emotions. His obsession he confuses for love, takes him on a dangerous emotional rollercoaster. His therapy sessions at The Left Hand organizations building no longer seem to help. Doctor Duenna struggles to help Ares control himself while trying to find out who the girl he is obsessed with is.

Chickie and the Great Barnyard Benefit (1)

Bee Urabazo

Join the entire crew of Stagecoach Lane in their plan to raise seed for stranded songbird strangers. Chickie, the lost baby chick, is the first to volunteer to help. Will Derek, the critical lamb allow him to perform in the show? How will the show go on when Solange Finch, the French ballerina bird suffers from stage fright?Will the battling mime pigeons stop fighting long enough to perform?If... read more

Join the entire crew of Stagecoach Lane in their plan to raise seed for stranded songbird strangers. Chickie, the lost baby chick, is the first to volunteer to help. Will Derek, the critical lamb allow him to perform in the show? How will the show go on when Solange Finch, the French ballerina bird suffers from stage fright?Will the battling mime pigeons stop fighting long enough to perform?If... read more

Martina has 7 reviews

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Communication & Punctuality

Larry Truesdale
Working with Martina is such a pleasure. I tell her what I have in mind and the drawings are fantastic. She lets me have the final say on everything. If something needs to be adjusted ,it's no problem, and only takes a day or two. I am looking forward to working with her on future projects. Larry Truesdale

Larry Truesdale, January 2020


Sarah Sommer
Martina illustrated my first book and did a wonderful job. She was responsive, open to feedback, and able to handle the project from words on a page to a printed book. Martina's designs were cute and playful and very fitting for a children's picture book. I would definitely recommend Martina.

Sarah Sommer, December 2019


Larry Truesdale
Martina took over my project after another illustrator was unable to finish it. She was eager to help. She worked with me and let me make the final decisions. Her drawings were just what I was looking for. I am glad I found her and am hoping we can work together on future projects as they come available. Larry Truesdale

Larry Truesdale, September 2019

Martina Terzi
It has been a pleasure to work with him, and i would love to work again on his projects as they are very nice and i had fun working on them!

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John Bishop
Martina is awesome!!! Very quick, professional, efficient and easy to work.

John Bishop, January 2019

Martina Terzi
John has been a very good client to work with, always nice and reaponsive!

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Myra Withers Pitts
I loved working with Martina. She is very talented and totally understood my vision for this passion project of mine. She also accepted feedback graciously and was super timely with her responses even though we live a world away from each other. I would recommend her to anyone and hope to work on other projects with her as well.

Myra Withers Pitts, August 2018

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