Tiago Mota

Tiago Mota - Designer

Coimbra, Portugal

A passionate and professional illustrator specializing in children's books. With experience working for publishers.

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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.

My most recent project was illustrating a take on the classic story of "The Rooster and the Fox" for publisher Zero a Oito. The book is being sold exclusively by the biggest chain of supermarkets in Portugal.
Picture Books

Work experience

Children's Book Illustrator

January, 2019 – Present (over 3 years)

Portfolio (1 selected work)

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