Tamara C

Tamara C – Designer

Montreal based, Freelance Illustrator, specializing in Children's books.


I work both traditionally and digitally to create my whimsical illustrations. My work has a strong sense of lighting, naturalistic colors and dynamic compositions. I'm inspired by wildlife, children and the environments they reside in. I use this inspiration to add a layer of realism to my illustrations.

My illustration journey began at Dawson College where I earned an associates degree in Illustration and Design. Shortly after, I decided to further my education at Sheridan College, where I received my Bachelor degree of Illustration. In between and during my studies I have worked for a diverse range of publishing and editorial clients such as Kayak Children’s magazine, Inhabit Media and currently working with HEMMA Publication and Heinemann Education.
Comics & Graphic Novels Holiday Middle Grade Middle Grade Fantasy Picture Books
  • 2019 Independent Publisher Book Award for Holiday,The Secret's to Santa's Naughty Nice List, written by Pat Hall
  • 2019 Purple Dragonfly Book Award Winner for Holiday, The Secrets to Santa's Naughty Nice List Written by Pat Hall
  • Best of 2020 Picture Books, under the animal category, Cubs, Kits and Calves and Arctic summer. Judged by Bookstagang Team.
  • 2020 CBC Books, 11 Canadian poetry books for kids to read during National Poetry Month (In the Sky at Nighttime)
  • Kits, Cubs, and Calves: An Arctic Summer shortlisted for the Children’s and Young Adult/Adult Selected Titles for the 2021-2022 PMC Indigenous Literature Award
  • Kits, Cubs and Calves, an Arctic Summer included in 25 titles selected for the 2021 edition of From Sea to Sea : Celebrating Indigenous Picture Books, By IBBY Canada
  • Honours Bachelor of Illustration
  • Associate degree Illustration & Design

Work experience

Heinemann Publishing

Nov, 2017 — Mar, 2018 (4 months)

Éditions Hemma

Oct, 2017 — Nov, 2018 (about 1 year)

Inhabit Media

May, 2017 — Present


May, 2011 — Present


Hello, Dark

Wong, Wai Mei

Baby Muskox is all alone on the tundra, lost and very worried. When Mother Caribou and Baby Caribou find him, they bring him back to their herd. But even though Baby Muskox finds comfort with Mother Caribou, he knows he’s a little bit different from the rest o... read more
In the sky at nighttime, the northern lights dance, a mother's song sways on the breeze, and a raven roosts atop a tall building, bathed in the light of the moon. This lyrical poem sends readers sailing through the Arctic night sky to see and hear the unique b... read more
Oh No! Reindeer Flu!

Valerie L Egar

When the reindeer fall ill on Christmas Eve, an adorable team of enthusiastic huskies helps Santa Claus by volunteering to pull the sleigh. An eager puppy, Frost, also volunteers and ends up riding next to Santa, but almost tips the sleigh trying to catch a fa... read more

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