MIA represents world-class children’s illustrators whose art expresses humor and emotion with a simplicity and clarity that resonates with children. Since MIA’s inception in 1980, we have been privileged to work with the world’s leading children’s publishing houses including Usborne Publishing, McGraw Hill, Pearson, Scholastic, and Oxford University Press. MIA´s diverse and inclusive team builds and maintains strong relationships with our clients. We make a special effort to actively listen and understand exactly what they want. Tailored to each client´s unique requirements, our bespoke illustration services contribute to the artistic integrity and financial success of every children’s book we illustrate.
Chief Executive Officer
A large part of MIA´s success may be attributed to the expert leadership of Shefalika Marescotti, a veteran of the children´s illustration industry who has led the agency since 1989. Shefalika leverages her extensive business network to develop rewarding long-term working relationships with many global leaders of the publishing industry. The loyalty of her clients - demonstrated by a 100% customer retention rate - is a testament to the world-class quality, reliability and professionalism of MIA´s boutique illustration services.
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