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You can read more about me and my art career from an Interview by MasterBundles

Hello there! I am Madli - nature lover, travel enthusiast and most of all passionate Illustrator.  I'm originally from Estonia, lived in Italy and Netherlands and now, for the last 3 years, I've been living a nomadic lifestyle and travelling around the world. 


With over 15 years of drawing experience, I've been working as a professional Illustrator for 6 years. After collaborating with studios and individuals around the world to work on wide range of projects, such as animations, commercials, brand illustrations etc, I have finally found my true calling in Book Covers. I love creating story telling illustrations that speak for itself.  My painting style is realistic and detailed, with heavy focus on characters and projecting the right mood and emotions.

I'm always excited to hear from new clients, so don't hesitate to get in touch and let's find out what I could do for you! 

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Damian W.

Book Cover Illustration & Design / USA, 2024


"I went through two different artists and spent $1,000 before I discovered Madli. She was professional and thorough throughout the entire process and really helped me figure out how I wanted the cover for my book to be. She kept in contact throughout the entire process and really worked with me to bring my ideas to the page. I was thrilled to receive the final copies of the cover as unlike with the previous two that I had worked with, looking at the work Madli had done I just knew this is the designer I wanted to work with on future projects. Will definitely be working with her again for the future books in my series."

Lauren K.

Book Cover Illustration & Design / Canada, 2024


"This was my second time working with Madli, and the experience was just as wonderful as the first. She is professional, punctual, and gives excellent and insightful input when discussing cover design and composition. I certainly plan to work with her again in the future."

Allison W.
Book Cover Illustration & Design / USA, 2024


"Madli was a pleasure to work with and super professional from the get-go. This is my first time commissioning a book cover, and she was super patient with walking me through the process. Also, she really made me feel like she was invested in creating the best cover for my story; she asked a ton of questions and listened to my sometimes rambly thoughts on what I wanted the cover to convey. The cover turned out absolutely beautiful, and I'm so excited to work with Madli to finish the overall sleeve/cover once I finish writing. Highly, highly recommend! :)"

Amy K.
Book Cover Illustration & Design / USA, 2023 


""She listened to everything that I asked for. There was a consultation where we went over what I expected and what she expected from me. Multiple revisions and quick responses were available. I will DEFINITELY go through her again."

Jennifer H.
Book Interior Illustrations  / USA, 2023


"I loved working with Madli. She was so thorough and professional. Communication was great and she really took into consideration what I wanted for the characters she illustrated for me. I couldn't have asked for a better artist to work with and definitely want to work with her again."

William L.
Book Cover Illustration / UK, 2023


"Very professional, great communication and an exceptional artist."

Jeff P.
Book Cover Illustration / USA, 2023


"I'm a big believer in prioritizing illustrators that blend professionality and creativity, and Madli's style is a fantastic cocktail of both. Not only does she have a beautiful freehand brushstroke style that gave my illustration nuance, but she was flexible where I needed change and suggestive when I needed guidance. This balance made her the perfect collaborator and I'd return to Reedsy any day to make sure I get to contract with her. If depth, scenery or nuanced femininity is what you're looking for, trust me, Madli can more than handle it."

Patricia G.
Book Cover Illustration & Design / USA, 2023


"Madli did a wonderful job. This is my first time using Reedsy, and I am so grateful that I was able to get getting connected with such an amazing artist like Madli."

Daniel B.
Book Cover Design / USA, 2023


"Madli is immensely talented and so easy to work with. She listened carefully, took feedback well, and was dedicated to making my (sometimes poorly described) vision for the cover illustration of my debut YA novel come to life. In addition, Madli answered questions, explained the process patiently, and was extremely friendly. Most of all, her work is absolutely beautiful, and she created something that will look right at home on a YA bookshelf but at the same time looks absolutely unique. I couldn't have been happier with the experience!"

Brittany J.
Book Cover Illustration & Design / USA, 2023


"Madli was everything I could have ever hoped for. I appreciated that she met with me in person to go over what I expected from the design. She asked good questions that helped us decide on a direction to go. Madli worked well with my schedule and budget and was very accommodating when I had to push the deadline back. The art she created for my book cover is so beautiful I can't stop looking at it. It has symbolism, deep emotion and clear typography. Working with her has been a dream. I highly recommend it."

Wendy H.
Book Cover Design / USA, 2023


"Madli was amazing! This is my first book and she did a great job refining my book covers. She was professional in her communication too. She gave me good advice and suggestions. I would definitely work with her again."

Laura R.
Book Cover Illustration & Design / USA, 2023


"Working with Madli was a wonderful experience! My book cover greatly benefited from her professional knowledge, creativity, talent, and skill. Despite the time difference for communication, she was always responsive in a timely manner, with in a day or two. She was a true collaborator, asking questions and adapting the work based on my feedback, resulting in a beautiful cover that brought my vision to life and is sure to draw in readers as well. Would highly recommend her to other self-publishing authors."

Lauren K.
Book Cover Illustration & Design / UK, 2023


"Madli was incredible - not only was the cover stunning, but she was both professional and lovely to chat with. I'll certainly keep her in mind for future projects!"

Kirk D.
Book Cover Illustration & Design / USA, 2022


"Absolute fantastic experience working with Madli, I would HIGHLY recommend working with her. She has a unique, individual style that she brings to her art, and at the same time, she is open to exploring different ideas. I don't think there is a genre or concept she couldn't tackle, so if you're an author struggling to find the right designer to bring your cover idea to life, give Madli a try.
I had a specific and potentially unusual idea for my book cover, and I was worried I wouldn't be able to find an artist who could do it justice. But Madli didn't hesitate to dive right in and start creating it, and she embraced the project with enthusiasm. She found a way to take what was in my head and bring it to life. And actually, the result was a book cover that far exceeded what I even imagined was possible!
As a bonus, Madli is also knowledgable about certain aspects of self-publishing, which was so helpful to me as this was my first book as an independent author. So she was able to answer some questions I had along the way.
In summary, Madli is a great collaborator, very easy to work with, supportive of the author, and of course, a brilliant artist."

Nathan W.
Book Cover Design / USA, 2022


"Madli was a joy to work with. As my first novel there was still a lot I didn’t understand and she helped me to better understand the ins and outs of design."

Karolina M.
Book Interior Illustration / Costa Rica, 2022


"Madli was working with me on a complex internal illustration for my book that included five characters and background full of symbols. Not only she managed to capture the mood of characters and create a beautiful scenery for them with her creative talent, but she also perfectly handled technical aspects of the right placement, composition, and colour balance. When I opened the first colourful draft she provided, I was excited, touched, and impressed how much she understood my story and significantly enriched it with her art. We barely needed to make any additional changes, but when we did – she handled the process in the most professional and pleasant manner. The result is stunning. I consider her illustration as an essential contribution to the success of my book. I personally also admire her as an artist and person as well."

Lauren D.
Book Cover & Interior Illustrations / USA, 2022


"Madli is amazing. I'm so impressed with her skills in interior and exterior book design. I am so appreciative."

Nick S.
Book Cover / USA, 2022


"Best artist I have ever worked with. Super professional and very skilled. My final cover was exactly what I wanted and I've already had multiple people remark on how beautiful it is."

Michele H.
Book Interior Illustrations / USA, 2022


"Madli stood out from the crowd right from the beginning with her prompt replies and professionalism. She wanted to really understand our project and set up a face time so could get to know one another and so she could best understand our needs. The whole experience was a blessing from start to finish and all at a very fair price. You want regret giving Madli a try – she even thought of design elements and questions that I didn’t even know to ask about. Madli is a true gem!"

Michael C.
Book Cover / USA, 2021


"It was a joy working with Madli. She was very understanding and knew exactly what an aspiring author needs to self publish."

Daniel L.
Book Cover / USA, 2021


"My experience with working with Madli was amazing! She brought the image that I had in mind to life. Madli followed my creative direction and worked on every detail of the cover of my book. She made sure that I was not forgetting anything in the the customisation of my cover. This added guidance was assuring for me as I have never worked with an Illustrator before. I would definitely recommend Madli to any author as she is very skilled and delivered a high quality final product."

Sylvia W. /
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 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.”




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