Illustration of a dog and woman wrapped in a circle

Miriam Martincic

Award-winning Illustrator

Miriam Martincic is an award-winning illustrator whose career spans multiple industries, disciplines, and media. Her digital illustration is informed by her tactile work as a fine artist, client work as a graphic designer, and “people work” as an educator. She has a BFA in fine arts from Columbus College of Art & Design and an MFA in sculpture from Ohio University. Miriam is an Assistant Teaching Professor of graphic design at Iowa State University. Select clients include Digital HKS at the Harvard Kennedy School, The National Soybean Research Laboratory (NSRL) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, National Training Center for Wheelchair Track at the University of Illinoisat Urbana-Champaign, Spineless Books, and PLANSPONSOR/PLANADVISER.

Awards + recognition


  • 3×3 International Illustration Annual #18
    Fingers Crossed, merit award
    Having It All, merit award
    Parallel Structures, merit award
    Making It Easier, honorable mention
    Happy Healthy Holidays, honorable mention
    Long Seasons, honorable mention

  • 63rd ADAI Design Exhibition (Art Directors of Iowa)
    Happy Healthy Holidays, Judges Choice
    Tinyman for President, Best of Category (book design)
    Fingers Crossed, excellence award
    Having It All, excellence award
    Long Seasons I, Best of Category (unpublished)
    Long Seasons II, excellence award

  • Communication Arts Illustration Annual 62
    Making It Easier, shortlist
    Having It All, shortlist


  • Society of Illustrators NY #63
    Having It All, gold medal (uncommissioned)
    Making It Easier, selected
    Til We Meet Again, selected

  • 3×3 International Illustration Annual #17
    The Wreck of the Good Ship Lollipop, merit award
    Howl’s Moving Castle, merit award
    Three Poems, merit award
    Author/Illustrator Portraits, merit award

  • Communication Arts Illustration Annual 61
    Swimmer and Runner at Rest, shortlist
    Author/Illustrator Portraits, shortlist


  • Society of Illustrators NY #62
    Author and Illustrator Portraits, selected

  • American Illustration 39
    What the Doctor Ordered, online collection