Margarita Surnaite is an author/illustrator based in Cambridge, UK, specialising in children’s book illustration and picture books.


Margarita was born and raised in Lithuania. She graduated with a BA in Graphic Arts from Vilnius Academy of Arts in 2013. Margarita’s fasination with picture books began in 2012 while she was studying in the UK as an exchange student. In 2013 she joined the MA Children’s Book Illustration course at Cambridge School of Art, which she completed with a Distinction in 2015.


Margarita’s work is often influenced by her observations and personal experiences. She works mainly digitally, using Photoshop and Wacom Intuos tablet. However, she always explores different media and techniques to suit each project individually.


Her debut author-illustrated picture book The Lost Book will be published by Andersen Press in 2019.


Margarita has a twin sister who is also an illustrator: Alina Surnaite Illustration


Honorable Mention – 3×3 Magazine No.13 Picture Book Show, 2016
Purple Island Award – Nami Concours, 2015
Merit Award – 3×3 Magazine No.11 Picture Book Show, 2014
Honorable Mention – 3×3 Magazine No.11 Student Show, 2014


Member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators and the Society of Authors


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