Tiago Mota

Tiago Mota – Designer

Professional illustrator specializing in children's books. With experience working for publishers — like Penguin Random House.


I am a children's book illustrator based in Portugal, living in sunny small town where I walk everywhere with my dog — which helps me feel creative and inspired by life itself. Art is has been my fuel since I can remember and that is why I feel like I've always been an illustrator of sorts, even as a child.

New projects are super exciting for me as I love the challenge of starting something new. Communication with the client is extremely important in order to achieve great results. I am easy to talk to and you can expect a quick answer from me. Characters, either in animal or human form, are key when developing illustrations for a book and I make sure they exist along with the narrative too.
Picture Books

Work experience


Jan, 2019 — Present


Tiago has 1 review





Andrea G.

Andrea G.

Aug, 2023

Tiago is a lovely, perceptive and extremely talented artist. His work on my children's book is nothing short of spectacular. I love our conversations because he understands exactly what I am looking for and translates it into the work. I cannot recommend him highly enough.
Tiago M.
Andrea is a very sweet, talented and respectful person. I highly recommend that you work with her.

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