Zuza Miśko

Zuza Miśko – Designer

Freelance illustrator and designer, specialising in animal illustrations, florals and beauty


I am an illustrator with a background in animated film - I graduated from the Polish National Film School in Łódź as an Animated Film Director.

For the past 15 years, I have been supplying creative ideas for a large variety of clients, including book authors and publishers, fashion brands, and magazines. I have experience in book illustration and book cover design and I can provide a full service of book layout and editing,

In my work, I use traditional techniques such as handmade linocut print and drawing and digital design tools.

My favorite subjects are women and nature.

I am also a fine artist, creating linocut prints that I sell online or through art galleries and which are available in private collections worldwide.

As an ex-filmmaker, I am curiosity-driven and each new client and project is an adventure, into which I plunge with all my heart. Please do not hesitate to contact me with all design - related questions.

In the design process, I provide

- 3 rough idea sketches for the book cover,

- sketches for book illustrations,

- finished illustrations or finished cover layout, ready for the print house

- image for use in Internet

- 3D book cover mockup

Biographies & Memoirs Children’s Non-Fiction Humanities & Social Sciences Self-Help & Self-Improvement
Classics Contemporary Fiction Literary Fiction

Work experience


Nov, 2018 — Present

Illustration and design studio.

Simple Things Magazine

Nov, 2018 — Present

I create illustrations for the monthly column on animals, "Magical Creatures" in Simple Things Magazine (UK)

Zuza has 4 reviews





Julie F.

Julie F.

Jun, 2024

Like one of my readers said when I did the cover reveal, “It already looks like a Penguin Classic.” I love the book cover Zuza made for me and would work with her again.
Katherine P.

Katherine P.

Apr, 2024

Zuza has produced the most gorgeous artwork for my book cover. Exactly what I was hoping for - she really listened to the brief and I am very pleased with the results. She also did the layout of the manuscript in paperback and epub format and was incredibly patient with all my edits. Zuza works to a very high standard to get everything perfect and I would definitely work with her again.
Julie O.

Julie O.

Mar, 2024

Zuza designed a wonderful cover for my book, "Currawong Pie". In the chapter relating to the pied currawong I quoted an ornithologist as saying that the currawong "had the furtive look of a bird about to commit a crime". Zuza captured that perfectly in the currawong on the front cover, and I couldn't be happier with the result. She was also lovely to work with.
Zuza M.
Thank you, Julie, for this project.
Madison D.

Madison D.

Dec, 2023

Loved working with Zuza & how my cover turned out! Such stunning work she does :)
Zuza M.
Thank you, Madison for the collaboration! I am glad you liked my work :)

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