Hello!

I'm Tatjana, an illustrator and designer who channels her lifelong love for reading and drawing into  images that tell a story.
 

I'm known for engaging and diverse characters, loving attention to detail, and a joyful color palette. I like to paint with watercolor, gouache, and colored pencils, sometimes combined with digital media.


My work is informed and inspired by my Swiss childhood, folk art, people watching and a bit of eavesdropping, fairy tales, travel, a love of history and time-worn surfaces, vintage children’s books and ephemera, dreams of the ocean and nature in sunny South Carolina where I live today with my family.
 

For commissions, licensing and collaborations please fill out the form on my contact page, or email me at tatjanamaiwyss@hotmail.com . Let's work together!

select clients :

Designhouse Greetings, Edition Gollong, Usborne Publishing, Doubleday Books for Young Readers,
Tundra Books, Random House, Dutton Children's Books, Sleeping Bear Press,  Sterling Publishing Co., Peachtree Publishers, G.P. Putnam's Sons, Cricket Magazine Group

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© 2020 illustration and surface design by Tatjana Mai-Wyss