Mia Tivey

Mia Tivey – Designer

I specialise in illustration for children aged 3-7. I create endearing characters using vibrant colour palettes, soft textures and detail.


I'm an illustrator specialising in picture books for children age 3-7. I create playful illustrations that are soft and full of texture, using fun and vibrant colour palettes. My work typically features cute and endearing characters that you just want to squish (in a good way!).

I have an extensive background illustrating and designing for children, having been immersed in the industry since graduating in 2013. I'm passionate about children's illustration, and I can't wait to work together and bring your project to life!
Children’s Non-Fiction
Picture Books
  • 1st Class BA (Hons) Graphic Communication

Work experience


Sep, 2021 — Present

Freelance illustrator working with small and large clients on a range of projects including: character design, surface pattern design and design for art licensing.

MarcoPolo Learning

Jun, 2017 — Jul, 2021 (about 4 years)

Illustrator and Art Director for award-winning children's educational digital publisher. I worked on a wide variety of in-house produced content for pre-school aged children including: apps, books, animation and video.

Mia has 2 reviews





Mari B.

Mari B.

Sep, 2023

I am so grateful to have found Mia! She was a fantastic communicator and a joy to work with. She came up with creative ideas on how to turn my words into illustrations, ideas I never could come up with on my own. I truly appreciate her sharing her gifts to help my first book come to life. She has a great eye for color and texture and illustrated a very professional looking book. I wouldn't hesi...
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Mari B.

Mari B.

May, 2023

Mia and I are currently collaborating on a children's book. Her communication is excellent and she goes above-and-beyond to think about the story and design the illustrations. She puts in special touches that take the illustrations to the next level and has a great eye for balancing colors and textures. I am thoroughly enjoying working with her and was lucky to find her!
Mia T.
Mari and I collaborated on her first picture book, which is now available to buy. I had such a fantastic experience working with Mari – the professionalism, organisation and communication were exce...
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