Paula Miquelarena

Paula Miquelarena – Designer

Illustrator and book lover specializing in cover design for children's, teen, and adult fiction.


Hi! I'm an illustrator with a passion for clever covers and type that pops. I'm an avid reader and I love working on teen, children's, and adult book covers, but I'm always open to new genres!

I have an Honours Bachelor of Illustration from Sheridan College, where I worked and gained knowledge on a variety of projects and a wide range of styles.

I'm happy to work together on finding the perfect way to represent your story and make it stand out on the shelf! Collaborating on initial thoughts and ideas is key, and I'm open to communicating about revisions to ensure the final result is the best it can be.

Coming of Age Middle Grade New Adult Picture Books
  • Honours Bachelor of Illustration, Sheridan College (2017-2021)

Work experience


Nov, 2021 — May, 2022 (7 months)

- Commissioned to illustrate a children’s book written by Melanie Greenley
- Used the author’s notes and general ideas to create thumbnails for a full front and back cover, and 26 full page illustrations for the interior.
- Used Procreate to illustrate and Adobe InDesign to format the covers, images, and text to prepare for self-publishing

OwlKids Magazine

Apr, 2020 — Jun, 2020 (2 months)

- Worked alongside Art Director to pitch ideas and work through feedback to bring the assigned short story to life
- Used Procreate to illustrate one full page cover image, one half-page image, and two spot images for a four page spread, and InDesign to format the images into the existing pages


If I Was A Bird

Greenley, Melanie

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