About Me


Marie Braner Portrait 2021


Hello, my name is Marie and I am a freelance children’s book illustrator and author from Germany.

In 2016 I graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Design, majoring in Illustration, from the University of Applied Sciences in Münster. Afterwards, I completed my Master studies in Art and Communication at the University of Osnabrück. Since then I have worked with several publishers, such as Magellan, Oetinger Ellermann, Coppenrath, Random House and Carlsen. I mostly illustrate my books with gouache and coloured pencils, but also work digitally in Photoshop. In my free time, I enjoy taking long walks through nature with my dog Momo, where I find inspiration for adventurous stories and fantastical tales. Back home, I like to put everything on paper while listening to an audiobook.



2020 MA Art and Communication

University of Osnabrück, Germany 


2016 BA Design, majoring in Illustration

University of Applied Sciences Münster, Germany



In Germany:

Die Wichtel aus dem Hundertwurzelwald III – Ein Leuchten in den Bergen Anna Taube, 2021 at Magellan Verlag

Komm mit auf Vorlesereise Henriette Wich, 2021 at Oetinger Ellermann Verlag

Die Wichtel aus dem Hundertwurzelwald II – Rettung für Familie Maus Anna Taube, 2021 at Magellan Verlag

Ellie und Oma auf dem Friedhof Andrea Braner, 2020 in cooperation with the department for Children- and Family-Church at the Protestant Seminary for Advanced Studies in Hofgeismar, Germany

Die Wichtel aus dem Hundertwurzelwald I – Einladung zum Elfenfest Anna Taube, 2020 at Magellan Verlag

Das Delfinmädchen Karin Müller, 2020 at Coppenrath Verlag

Der kleine Fehlerkobold Sandra Niermeyer, 2019 at Albarello Verlag

Von Einhörnern, Zauberponys und fliegenden Pferden 2019 at Coppenrath Verlag

Prinzessin Nelly und das Mondgeschenk, Linobücher-Box Nr. 68 Gaby Grosser, 2019 at Coppenrath Verlag

Wir haben etwas unglaublich Großes geschafft Johanna Ringwald, 2017 in cooperation with the University Hospital of Tübingen, Germany

Weihnachten in der Pfeffergasse (Innenillustrationen) Sarah Bosse, 2017 at Coppenrath Verlag

Schattenthron Angelika Diem 2017, at Oetinger Verlag