Tamar Blaauw

Tamar Blaauw – Designer

I grew up sketching everything, but never expected to make a career out of it. But I've just completed my 30th kids book and am LOVING it!


I am a children's book illustrator. I love working on picture storybooks and making characters and settings come to life – from fairy glades to a moonscape adventures.
When I was younger, illustrating full-time seemed a pie-in-the-sky dream, and I never expected to make a career out of it. But through several strokes of luck (and dare I say, a smidgen of talent), I've just completed my 30th book.
Several of my art styles are shown in my portfolio below, and also some of the books I've had the honour of working on. But I'm not limited to these styles - so get in touch even if you have something else in mind.
Due to the dedication and attention I give each book, I sometimes have a waiting list of several weeks - so please keep this in mind when enquiring about my services.
Children’s Non-Fiction

Work experience

Freelance Illustrator

Oct, 2021 — Present

Over the past year, I have illustrated over 30 books, some of which are listed below.


Jan, 2018 — Sep, 2021 (over 3 years)

I supplied a variety of freelance services during this time, including artwork for a shopping mall, logo design and other commissioned illustrations, to a number of clients.