Violeta Serratosa

Children's illustrator and graphic designer

Hey there, my name is Violeta, but people often call me Viu (bee-u) and this has become my signature. I’m an illustrator and graphic designer currently based in sunny Barcelona.

Since I was old enough to hold a pencil in my hand I’ve never stopped drawing. I’ve always had a passion for design and, for that reason, I ended studying a bachelor in graphic design where I learned its fundamentals. Later I specialized in illustration and focused myself to children’s illustration. I always apply my knowledge of both worlds in my work.

For the last three years I have been mainly working in children’s and juvenile illustration for various publishers in Spain which include illustrating children’s reading books and magazines, illustrating educational books and educational materials, illustrating commercial book covers, etc. and I’ve been combining it with some graphic design projects, often related to the educational world too.

I consider myself a versatile illustrator and I’m always learning and evolving from each project. I like to experiment with styles and techniques to find the best way to approach a new project.

In my free time I like to keep working on personal work to stay creative, but I also like going for a walk in the woods, catching up with friends, collecting nice illustrated books and zines and dedicating time to my other passion: listening to music.

If you are interested in my work, have a project or if you just want to say hi, feel free to contact me here.


I’ve been lucky to work with publishers like Editorial Cruïlla, Grupo SM, RBA, Editorial Teide, La Campana Llibres, Go Books! Editorial; institutions like Sant Cugat city council, Hospital Sant Joan de Déu, Escoles PIES; and magazines like Cavall Fort.


  • Prize for Illustration 2017: Sounds of the City, London Transport Museum, London.
  • Cartells de la Festa Major de Gràcia, Seu de la Festa Major de Gràcia, Barcelona.


  • TimeOut Barcelona
  • BCN Creativa
  • Poolga
  • Piensa, es gratis
  • Etsy Find of the Day
  • Xarxa de Biblioteques de les comarques de Lleida
  • Sleepy Days


For work inquiries or if you just want to say hi, please, feel free to leave me a message below.

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