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Hi, I'm Tanja

I'm an illustrator, designer, and licensing artist

with my own stationery label Mare Di Maria

Growing up in a small village I was often (still am) the shy and crafty girl but with my Italian influences, I’ve also loved our big (and loud ;-) family dinners with good food and spontaneous visitors.

This and the love for gardening are two passions I inherited from my beloved mother. With my lovely husband and our two children I live and work in Zürich (CH), the city I fell in love with as a teenager.

I studied art at the Liceo Artistico in my teenage years, and getting my BA in Industrial Design. After having my first child I rediscovered my true passion for illustrating and wanted to explore more the creative side of Design. 

My workflow includes good old sketching in my sketchbook or on a piece of paper and then digitally progress in Procreate or Illustrator. I'm interested in observing different areas that inspire me time and again to new works and I love to experiment with different styles and technics. Fascinated by color palettes, shapes, and moods of nature and my environment, I find a personal language to tell a story with my illustrations.

And to round things up, I want to leave you with a personal favorite quote by Walt Whitman I discovered in the „Ted Lasso“ series.


„Be curious, not judgmental“

So if you are curious and want to find out more, work together, or have a chat about your business, you can reach me at:

+41 78 648 48 87

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