ABOUT ROMICA SPIEGL-JONES

  • I am Romica, a Freelance Children’s Book Illustrator, Designer, and Online Teacher based in Manchester UK. My aim is to create moving illustrations for editorial and children’s books and to inspire and support creative people by sharing my journey in the creative industries.

    I believe we never stop learning – and that art and design are powerful.

    I have an educational background in business and IT, a BA in Social Anthropology and currently study towards a degree in Graphic Design with focus on Illustration as a mature student. 

ARTIST STATEMENT

  • Romica is an Austrian freelance illustrator working and living in Manchester with her husband and a growing family of houseplants. When not drawing she can be found reading or on long walks adventuring in the Cheshire countryside which continues to be a source of inspiration for her. Aside from creating joyful and meaningful illustrations for children and young adults, she aims to inspire and support other creative people by sharing her journey in the creative industries. She believes beauty and illustration are needed in our world and would love her stories and images to become precious for children, parents, and grandparents alike.