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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 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 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, Photoshop 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 idea, you can reach me at:

+41 78 648 48 87

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