Maria is an illustration agent, award winning illustrator and author with an animation background.
With over 15 years in the creative industry Maria has worked with clients across the globe. Not only has she illustrated picture books but also written her own stories. Her chapter book "Zoës Welt - Das war ich nicht, das war schon so" was published by cbj/Random House Germany and her picture book "Schlafplatz gesucht!" was published by Bohem Press. Maria loves creating illustrations with a strong narrative, colourful and beautifully composed to entertain children and adults alike.
Her passion for creativity led to founding her own illustration agency Wundergarden. Here she represents and fosters some of todays most exciting artists in the children’s publishing world. Supporting her artists and discovering new talent is essential to her and makes the agency a wonderful garden to flourish in. Her Illustration School ist yet another place to embrace creativity and support other creatives worldwide.
With her family she lives in the Swedish forrest, where fox, hare and moose bid each other goodnight.
Clients include: Big Cat HarperCollins, Picture Kelpies an imprint of Floris Books, Kerle Verlag, Herder Verlag, HABA, Connect Marketing, Bohem Press, Magination Press, American Greetings, Aladdin / Simon & Schuster, Clavis Books, Oxford University Press, Roth GmbH, Parragon, Heilemann Confiserie, cbj Verlag/Verlagsgruppe Randomhouse, Ueberreuter/Annette Betz Verlag, Lesniak|Swan, Highlights Magazine, Ladybug Magazine, FISCHER Duden Kinderbuch, ellermann im Dressler Verlag, Gabriel Verlag, Arena Verlag, Coppenrath Verlag, HOLP GmbH, Neckarufer Verlag, Free Spirit Publishing, Oetinger Verlag, Kaufmann Verlag.
2013 Nautilus Silver Award for "Ben's Flying Flowers"
2013 Gelett Burgess Children's Book Award for "Healing Days"
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