Hi, I'm Renia Metallinou, a freelance illustrator from Greece.
I studied graphic design in Athens and some years later while I was working as a graphic designer
I won a two-year scholarship in fashion design. Although my first illustrations were inspired by fashion
I found my happy place in children’s illustration.
My work combines both digital and traditional media. I mostly work with pencils and Adobe’s Photoshop but I also use ink, watercolours and collage.
I have published two activity and colouring books, the first in 2013 (Coloring, playing and learning the ABC) and the second (Coloring, playing and learning the numbers) in 2016, both by Patakis Editions (GR).
Since 2014 I work as a full time illustrator, creating over 30 books for publishers in Greece and abroad (check the full list here ).
In 2017 I was shortlisted for the World Illustration Awards in the children's book category.
I'm a member of the Greek IBBY (INTERNATIONAL BOARD ON BOOKS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE).
I live a few miles away from Athens, in a small house by the sea, with my husband, our two children and
lots of pets. I love when people tell me that my illustrations make them feel happy. My favorite food is chocolate!
I have worked with:
Little Tiger Books (UK)
Oxford University Press (UK)
EdVenture Books (Singapore)
Parga Editions (CY)
Kalentis Books (GR)
Patakis Editions (GR)
Papadopoulos Books (GR)
Phychogios Editions (GR)
Diaplous Books (GR)
Polaris Editions (GR)
Minoas Books (GR)
Metaixmio books (GR)
Saitis Editions (GR)
IASON Books (GR)
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