Nadja Sarell


Nadja Sarell is an illustrator living in Helsinki, Finland. She graduated with MA in Dance from Theatre Academy Helsinki. Soon after that she moved to a small town in North Wales to study children’s book illustration. She graduated from North Wales School of Art and Design with BA in Illustration for Children’s Publishing in 2004.

Since then she has worked as a freelance illustrator for children’s publishing in Finland and abroad. She loves to teach art, illustration and dance for both children and adults. She is also passionate about surface pattern design and enjoys creating charismatic, expressive book characters.
If Nadja was an animal, she would be a cat living in an old mansion with a large fireplace and a comfy sofa. Her favourite things are her family, music, dancing, black coffee and chocolate.


Illustrated books


Heidi Viherjuuri

Adventure calls, Hilja

2018, Middle-Grade


Heidi Viherjuuri

Hilja’s Summer in The Green House

2017, Middle-Grade


Heidi Viherjuuri

Hello, Hilja here

2019, Middle-Grade