I’m a Polish illustrator and graphic 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. Recently I’ve developed a great passion for ceramics.

  • Backhand 2, Centrespace Gallery, Bristol, October 2023.
  • Shortlisted for the Northern Illustration Prize, July 2023.
  • SHAKE Bristol, March 2023.
  • Backhand, Centrespace Gallery, Bristol, March 2023.
  • The Graduate Art Show, Vanner Gallery, Salisbury, February 2023.
  • The Graduate Art Show, Zari Gallery, London, 2022.
  • Bristol Short Story Prize Anthology - book cover design, published October 2022.
  • Break a Lead, UWE Illustration graduate show, Hoxton Arches, London, 2022.
  • UWE Degree Show, Bristol, 2022.
  • CMYK Festival, Hereford, 2022.
  • Xmas Market, The Cube, Bristol, 2022.


BA(Hons) Illustration - UWE Bristol


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︎ @shy_mimosa

︎ martynaillustration@gmail.com