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Hi! My name is Tatiana Gardel and I'm a freelance illustrator based in NYC. I graduated with a degree in Fine Arts and in Art Education in Brazil, where I'm originally from. After years working with historic building conservation and teaching, I finally found a passion in creating illustrations.

Watercolor and colored pencil are currently my favorite mediums to paint, but I also enjoy blending other techniques to it. When I'm not drawing or reading picture books on my own, I like to spend time in nature and have deep conversations with my husband about the Universe.

My work has been recognized by the Society of Illustrators in New York. I am a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators and the Children’s Book Illustrators Group.

For commissions and inquires, please reach out to me at