I’m a Polish illustrator and designer currently based in Bristol, UK. I love creating vibrant, bold and playful compositions while experimenting with printmaking, drawing and collage. I’m always on the lookout for interesting shapes and exciting colour combinations I could use in my work.

I like making illustrations based on situations from my daily life imbued with my quirky sense of humour. Among my main sources of inspiration are books, nature, food and relationships. Few things in life can make me happier than a picturebook by JooHee Yoon, an exciting colour combination, a cup of green tea or an unexpected act of kindness.

My portfolio spans among others children’s and editorial illustration, book covers, textile and product design as well as mural painting and I’m always eager to expand it further. 

  • Longlisted for the World Illustration Awards 2024.
  • Aspiring Muralist Competition - winner, Bristol, 2024.
  • Arthole, Cardiff, 2024.
  • CMYK Festival, Hereford, 2024.
  • Backhand 2, Centrespace Gallery, Bristol, 2023.
  • Shortlisted for the Northern Illustration Prize, 2023.
  • SHAKE Bristol, 2023.
  • Backhand, Centrespace Gallery, Bristol, 2023.
  • The Graduate Art Show, Vanner Gallery, Salisbury, 2023.
  • The Graduate Art Show, Zari Gallery, London, 2022.
  • CMYK Festival, Hereford, 2022.


BA(Hons) Illustration - UWE Bristol


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︎ @shy_mimosa

︎ martynaillustration@gmail.com