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About me

Hello there! Nice to see you have found your way to my portfolio! I am Madli - nature lover, dedicated yogi and most of all passionate Illustrator from Estonia.

Over the last years I've lived and worked as a freelance Illustrator in the Netherlands, collaborating with creative studios and individuals to compose commercial and editorial illustrations, concept art, animation assets, book covers, picture books, pencil portraits and much more.

 

I believe the journey of an illustrator is a lifelong learning curve, therefore I constantly challenge myself with new styles and projects to keep on growing my skills. I'm always up for new challenging projects, so don't hesitate to get in touch and let's find out what I could do for you!

 

 
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CLIENT REVIEWS

 

Since 2017 I've worked with 60+ clients around the world on wide range of projects.

 Here are some of the testimonials from the last few years.

 

Sylvia W. / EarthChild.co
Product Packaging Illustration / 
Spain, 2021

 

"I hired Madli to design an illustration for the skincare brand I am developing. The project took a lot of back and forth correspondence to get all details discussed and agreed. Madli was very dedicated to understanding my vision for this very important to me project. When the style and the palette I have chosen didn't quite work on the package, Madli showed incredible understanding and flexibility in trying to find the right solution for our illustration. We ended up working much closer together and making multiple iterations to get things right. Throughout the whole time, Madli remained understanding, cool and very supportive. Our final illustration is a truly beautiful work and something above my expectations. I cannot thank Madli enough for her dedication, professionalism and above all, incredible talent. I love our Earthchild and cannot wait to share it with the world. I would also love to work with Madli again in the future. Madli, thank from the bottom of my heart, thank you!!"

Elissa E.
Book Cover / USA, 2021

 

Working with Madli has been hands down the best experience I have ever had with an artist. I am always wary about working with people online but Madli from the start has created a welcoming and comfortable environment for us to work in. She helped me with a cover design and I was blown away by how much time and consideration went into the project. I am so happy with the results and can’t wait to commission her for my other covers. If there  is any advice I would give to a writer looking for an artist is to hire Madli asap! Thanks again Madli!

Amanda B.
Book Cover / USA, 2021

 

“Madli is incredibly talented as an artist. Her full portfolio, is breathtaking. She is highly professional and prompt, and very knowledgable about designing book covers for ebook and print. I highly recommend her. Her unique and beautiful style stands out and makes her the top choice for a project that requires something a little different from other cover illustrators.”

Ryan S.
Book Cover / USA, 2021

 

"Madli is an incredible artist and I absolutely recommend her services. I have worked with her over the last few months and she has done nothing but an outstanding job. Not only is she truly great at what she does, she is a very kind and caring person. She works very hard and will always go above and beyond for her clients. She is a pleasure to work with and if I had the opportunity to work with her again, I would do so without hesitation."

Lucy F.
Book Cover / UK, 2021

 

“Madli is wonderful to work with. She has such a unique style to her designs, brings so much creativity to products, and is incredibly good at sticking to schedules as well as being easy to communicate with. Thank you so much for my book cover!”

Peggy K. B.
Book Cover / USA, 2020

 

“Madli is a delightful person and a serious artist. I needed three cover illustrations (print and ebook) for my trilogy. Madli invested the time needed to understand and direct my vision toward a unified concept for all three covers before putting "pencil to paper" to sketch her interpretations. Faithful to my vision, these sketches were far superior to any expression I could have imagined. And in composition, color, and attention to detail, the final illustrations were inspirational! Even now I am touched by their beauty. I'm amazed at my luck in finding such a talented artist and impeccable professional. Thank you, again, Madli!”

Kirsten B. W. / Thryve
Book Cover / USA, 2020

 

“I cannot say enough wonderful things about Madli or her work. Her ability to hone in on the smallest details and capture the energy of the work is impeccable. She is professional, responsive, and the best artist and illustrator I’ve ever worked with on a project. She is someone I will continue to utilize for many projects to come!”

Antonio R.
Book Cover / 
USA, 2020

“If you're reading this, it's probably because you've been struck by Madli's beautiful artwork. You're trying to picture your cover in the right style, trying to imagine how it will look. Well, the same happened to me. I saw Madli's work and knew instantly that I NEEDED to work with her.

I can't explain how happy I was when I heard back from her. From the moment we started, she was extremely kind and compassionate. No ego, no gloating about her work, just pure joy from what she does. We stayed in touch the whole time, and she addressed all of my needs/ questions. And in the end, we created a beautiful cover for my novel!”

Maria-Victoria S.
Book Cover / Norway, 2020

 

“Madli is an exceptionally talented artist and a professional with the highest standards of excellence. She produced an exquisite book cover for me and she will - without hesitation - be my first choice on all future illustration projects. Madli is a lovely person and a pure delight to work with. I give her my highest recommendation.”

Eleonora P.
Private Commission / Germany, 2020

 

“I stumbled upon Madlis Art on Instagram and I knew it right away…she’s the one. And it’s true! She made my dream picture come true, so fast too, because she listens to her clients, implements all their ideas and she gives her best with every drawing, as you can see. Even the details are magic! I can honestly recommend Madli to everyone who likes her style! Did I forget to mention how nice she is?!”

Erin / H&U
Logo Illustraton / Australia, 2020

 

“This was my second time working with Madli. She created a beautiful logo image from my (very, very amateur) sketch. I didn't know exactly what I wanted but she advised me on what would look best and worked through a couple different versions for me. She was as friendly, communicative and professional as the first time, and very patient with me through every step of the process. She truly cares about every piece she does. I will be going to Madli for any future illustrations I may need and you can rest assured that you will never regret choosing her to draw for you. Her work is truly amazing! Thanks Madli!”

Sophie D.
Private Commission / UK, 2020

 

“It has been such a blessing to have stumbled across Madli and her incredible artwork! Her kind and compassionate approach throughout has meant the world to me, as she created something very personal and close to my heart. She listened so carefully to what I was hoping for, and the final drawing is absolutely beautiful - I truly couldn't be more grateful! I have only positive things to say from this experience. She is so talented, and a lovely and approachable individual - would highly recommend!”

Farid R.
Private Commission / France, 2020

 

“Thank you so much Madli for the drawing, it’s absolutely perfect. I discovered Madli on the net. For a long time I wanted to reproduce a photo of a “ROMI” leopard. The exercise seemed impossible to me as the details are important to respect the original. I asked Madli to take up the challenge. I am not disappointed with the result. It is perfect as the drawing is faithful to the original image. Well done, Madli!”

Evelien M.
Private Commission / The Netherlands, 2020

 

“Madli is a wonderful and very talented artist! After I found her through google search, because I loved her style, I asked her to illustrate and design my birth announcement card. We had a lovely conversation and I felt immediately that I wanted to work with her. So kind, personal, thoughtful, understanding and she really helped me to think things through. And the result is truly amazing, such a beautiful illustration, which really captures what I had in mind and even more! The whole card turned out perfect, I really love it! Also my friends really liked it, people telling me that they got goosebumps opening their mail, the illustration looks so much like us and shows so much love.

It was a true pleasure to work with Madli, she is patient, kind, fair, honest, communicates well and really wants to satisfy her client. I would recommend her without a doubt to anyone who is looking for an illustrator. Wishing her all the best and would love to work with her again!”

Nilo M.
Private Commission / Sweden, 2020

 

“I found one of Madli's illustrations through a Google search, looked her up and asked weather she could do an illustration for me. Not only did I get a final product which I am MORE than happy with, but the whole process with Madli was just beautiful. She is so attentive, friendly and professional, and really has the satisfaction of her costumers at heart. I look forward to collaborating with her again in the future!”

Erin / H&U
Brand Illustration / Australia, 2020

 

“I found Madli on Instagram and loved her work immediately. She is very approachable and professional, and communication with her is great. She has a knack for understanding exactly what you're after and delivers it perfectly. She asks the right questions and makes great suggestions if you're not quite sure what you want. And she isn't afraid to exercise her initiative when you give her free reign, to amazing effect. I know I'll need further work in the future and I'll be going straight back to her - no need to look around, you won't find better work”

Martin van S. 
Private Commission / The Netherlands, 2020

 

“I started following Madli on Instagram because of her outstanding pencil drawings. I couldn’t tell if those were actually black and white pictures or drawings! As it seemed nice to have “something” different on my wall I contacted Madli. I asked her if she could paint these battle-over-food White-tailed Eagles from a picture I took in Poland. She told me this would be quite a challenge, but as you can see the outcome is truly amazing. Besides being a great artist, I appreciate Madli as a very nice person. Contacts with here were very smoothly, both by e-mail and face to face. Also she has been helpful by giving some advice regarding the framing. If you’re really looking for quality, then don’t look any further!”

Robert D.
Book Cover / USA, 2019

 

“Madli was great to work with. She was very responsive and had great input as well to my project. She was very focused on understanding what I wanted and delivery that. Most importantly she is an amazing artist and did a fantastic job with my book cover!”

Robin A. / Building Retail
Brand Illustration / The Netherlands, 2019

 

“Working with Madli is a great pleasure, the communication is very nice and she understands perfectly what my wishes were for a painting / illustration. The speed of delivering is amazing, and the quality of the work is out of this world. I am a great fan of her work and will definitely recommend her in my network. Great work!!”

Katre P.
Private Commission / Estonia, 2019

 

“I am fascinated by everything Madli paints, that is why I have ordered already two different illustrations from her and I am super happy with both of them! She is truly forthcoming and considered all my wishes, so when I got the first versions of the illustrations I barely wanted any changes. I would definitely recommend her to anyone who is in search for a good artist!!!”

Roel R.
Private Commission / The Netherlands, 2019

 

“Working with Madli had been an amazing experience.. she has been able to take my verbal description of this mental picture I had and convert it into an illustration which showed exactly what I had in mind. In addition, she responds very swiftly and is very kind in general to deal with. Five out of five stars!”

Maurice T. / Kunststoff
Animation Illustrations / the Netherlands, 2019

 

“Working with Madli is such a delight! She is very creative, very result driven, and extremely hard working. The end result is the best you can get and then some. And as a person, such a wonderful person!”

Eve B. / 5 Whys Consulting
Brand Logo Illustration / USA, 2019

 

“I will fall short in words alone, to express how much Madli's art and mind have brought to my life, in both personal and business arenas. We first met online in June of 2016, when I was searching for an artist for a personal project. Madli had such patience, and catered to so many little changes I wanted...her level of customer service is amazing! She was not happy until I was happy....and she detected my smallest hesitation, and offered alternatives with grace and professionalism. 

When I formed my own business in early February of 2018, I wanted a very particular expression for my logo and business cards. I reconnected with Madli...and the result was astounding! I receive so many compliments for the unique and creative look for my logo....it has deep meaning for me, and I am forever grateful for Madli's help in expressing the age-old thought "as above, so below".  She also rendered my logo into a beautiful full-scale work of art for my office wall!

When my sister's partner wanted to have her children's book illustrated...guess who I contacted? And the result was a work of love, again. My whole family were amazed at Madli's artistic expression of the creativity and tenderness of this new author's words. I have many projects spinning around in my head at all times....and I will stay connected with this beautiful lady Madli."​

Kevin A.
Private Commission / The Netherlands, 2019

 

"The painting Madli made for me is simply amazing! She made sure it was perfect for me and responded well to my adjustments. Furthermore she really helped me get the real essence out of my idea and where the true focus really is. The painting was a gift for my sister and I know by heart that this will be the best gift she has ever had.."

Caroline G.
Private Commission / UK, 2019

 

“Madli, thank you so much for the beautiful drawings you have done for me. The attention to detail is just stunning and they make a wonderful addition to my home and have pride of place on my walls. I look forward to enjoying them for many years to come.”