Dinara Mirtalipova is a self taught illustrator/designer. Born and raised in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, she eventually landed in snowy Ohio. Dinara studied Computer Science at the Tashkent State University of Economics, however her true passion was always patterns and illustration. Raised in Soviet Uzbek culture, Dinara inhabited Uzbek/Russian folklore that still influences her work. 

For a long time Dinara has been among illustrators and designers at American Greetings. She left her creative role at AG in February 2014  to pursue her ever growing freelance career and to start a new chapter as a free spirit independent designer.

Currently Dinara works from her home studio in Sagamore Hills, OH. She uses a wide range of materials and tools, like carving lino blocks, gouache, acrylics and many others. She has been working with many great brands, publishing companies and ad agencies and she is continuously looking forward to making new friends.


Select Client List:
The United Nations
Johnsons & Johnsons
The Land of Nod
Hygge & West
One Kings Lane
Windham Fabrics
Frankie Magazine
Flow Magazine
Flair Magazine
Parent and Child Magazine
Angels on Earth Magazine
Red Cap Cards
American Greetings
Peter Schidt Group
Girls World Magazine
Harvard Business Review
Jolly Edition

Gallery Shows and Awards:

"SPACES" Gallery, Cleveland OH, 2009
Best of Show, American Greetings

Room Service", Cleveland OH, 2010, Made in 216 

"SPACES" Gallery, Cleveland OH, 2010
Best of Show, American Greetings

"SPACES" Gallery, Cleveland OH, 2011, American Greetings

"Society of Illustrators", New York, 2011

"Museo Diocesano di Padova", Italy, 2013, Journey

"Bear and Bird" Gallery, 2013, Lauderhill, FL, Small Stuff 6

"Nahcotta" Gallery, Portsmouth, NH, 2016, ETA16

Select Publications:
"Echo", Novel. Cover Illustration.
Author: Pam Munoz Ryan. Publisher: Scholastic Press

"Christmas Cards to Colour", Coloring Cards.
Publisher: Usborne

"The Last Monster", Novel. Cover Illustration.
Author: Ginger Garrett. Publisher: Random House Children’s Books

"Indian Patterns to Colour", Coloring Book.
Publisher: Usborne

"The Magic Mirror", Novel. Cover Illustration.
Author: Susan Hill Long. Publisher: Random House Children’s Books

"Biblical Stories", Illustrated Book
Author: Kathleen Bostron. Publisher: Frances Lincoln

"Japanese Patterns to Colour", Coloring Book.
Publisher: Usborne

"Mandalas to Colour", Coloring Book.
Publisher: Usborne