Krisztina Maros is a Hungarian illustrator and graphic designer who lives in a small town close to Budapest with her husband and three children.

After finishing her studies in Typography at Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design Budapest (MOME) in 1998 she was spending a few years in smaller and bigger graphic studios to design book covers, packages, identities and almost all the other printable works. While she used to work on computer this time she started to use her pencils again to create more and more pieces of illustrations and book designs to participate in competitions. Since 2010 – when she successfully listed in several illustration contests and her first picture book was published – she has been working as a freelance illustrator.

She likes mixing painted textures with other interesting surfaces in her digital drawings. She also likes pencils and pastels and to alternate them with other manual drawing techniques.



Varró Dániel: Akinek a lába hatos (Manó Könyvek Publishing, Hungary) 2010 | Varró Dániel: Akinek a foga kijött (Manó Könyvek Publishing, Hungary) 2011, Budapest | Gróh Ilona: Kacagtató (Kolibri Publishing, Hungary) 2012 | Maros Krisztina: Tücsök a Holdon (Manó Könyvek Publishing, Hungary) 2012 | Szabó Attila: Pocakmese (Kolibri Publishing, Hungary) 2012 | Laurie Cohen: Ma voisine est une sorcière (Éditions D'Orbestier, France) 2012 | Both Gabi: Hintarabló (Pagony Publishing, Hungary) 2012 | Gróh Ilona: Ringató I. (Kolibri Publishing, Hungary) 2012 | Maros Krisztina: Salut petit pois / Egy pöttyös nap (Édition Callicéphale, France / Csimota Publishing, Hungary) 2013 |  Nemes Nagy Ágnes: Ki ette meg a málnát? (Móra Publishing, Hungary) 2014 | Menyhért Anna: Tengerimalacom története (Móra Publishing, Hungary) 2014 | Maros Krisztina: Az Illatok és Hangok Õrzoje (Csimota Publishing, Hungary) 2014 | Szabó Imola Julianna: Kinott szív (L'Harmattan Publishing, Hungary) 2015 | Bogáti Péter: A Hóvirág másodkormányosa jelenti (Manó Könyvek Publishing, Hungary) 2015 | Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm: Törnrosa (Csimota Publishing, Hungary) 2015 | Magos Judit: Demény – Kóbor kalandjaim (Libri Publishing, Hungary) 2015 | Papírszínház – Módszertani kézikönyv (Csimota Publishing, 2016)


Certificate of merit by the jury – ’Aranyvackor 2009’ Illustrated book contest, Hungary | Nominated for Key Colours Illustrator’s Award 2010, Belgium | ’Beautiful Hungarian Book Prize 2010' – winner in children's book category | Special award of Publishing – ’Aranyvackor 2011’ Illustrated book contest, Hungary | ’Beautiful Hungarian Book Prize 2014' – Certificate of merit by the jury | ’Beautiful Hungarian Book Prize 2015' – Certificate of merit by the jury

selected exhibitions

'The most beautiful illustrations of Key Colours' – Museum Het Stadsmus, Hasselt (Belgium), 2010 | 'Street of tales' – Anno TaleShop, Budapest (Hungary) 2011 | Book premier and exhibition – Tranzit Art Café, Budapest (Hungary) 2011 | 'Pinocchio is 130 years old' – group exhibition-series in Italy 2011 | 'Cricket on the Moon' (book premier and exhibition) – Rózsavölgyi Salon, Budapest (Hungary) 2012 | 'Sentieri Illustrati' – group exhibiton in Centro Culturale Casa, Pordenone (Italy) 2015 | 'ILLUSTRATI' group exhibition in Bologna Children's Book Fair (Italy) 2015