Margarita Surnaite is a children's book author and illustrator based in Cambridge, UK. 

Margarita was born and raised in Lithuania. She received her BA in Graphic Arts from Vilnius Academy of Arts. In 2012, she became interested in picture books while studying in the UK as an exchange student. The following year she joined the MA Children's Book Illustration course at Cambridge School of Art, which she completed in 2015.

She illustrated a picture book “Meditate with Me: A Step-By-Step Mindfulness Journey” written by Mariam Gates and published by Dial Books for Young Readers in 2017. Her debut author-illustrated picture book “The Lost Book was published by Andersen Press in 2019. Her second author-illustrated picture book "Mia and the Miffkins" was published by Andersen Press in 2022.

Margarita has a twin sister, Alina Surnaite, who is also a children’s book author and illustrator.




Awards and recognition:

Honorable Mention – 3x3 Magazine No.13 Picture Book Show, 2016

Purple Island Award – Nami Concours, 2015

Merit Award – 3x3 Magazine No.11 Picture Book Show, 2014

Honorable Mention – 3x3 Magazine No.11 Student Show, 2014