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 (mostly pencils for drawing and Adobe’s Photoshop
for the coloring).
In 2013 my first book (Coloring, playing and learning the ABC) was published by Patakis editions.
Since 2014 I work as a full time illustrator, creating books for publishers in Greece and abroad.
In 2016 my second book (Coloring, playing and learning the numbers) was published by Patakis
I'm a member of the Greek IBBY (INTERNATIONAL BOARD ON BOOKS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE). I have been shortlisted for the 2017 World Illustration Awards in the children's book category.
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 and my favorite color is turquoise.
I have worked with:
Little Tiger Books (UK)
Kalentis Books (GR)
Patakis Editions (GR)
Papadopoulos Books (GR)
Phychogios Editions (GR)
Diaplous Books (GR)
Polaris Editions (GR)
Minoas Books (GR)
Metaixmio books (GR)
Oxford University Press (UK)
EdVenture Books (Singapore)
Books & Publishing:
Kate Johnson /Advocate Art Agency
Commissions, licensing or general inquiries: