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Bonjour! I am Margaux Samson-Abadie, freelance illustrator & surface pattern designer from France.

I grew up in a small coastal town in the west of France and spent my childhood playing pretend with my sister, drawing anthropomorphic animals and reading past my bedtime. I have always had a curious nature, I loved learning new things about the world as a child and still do today.

After graduating from fashion school, I worked in the Netherlands a few years as a designer for a Dutch children wear company before going freelance as a commercial artist in 2019.

My work is rooted in nature, childhood memories, folklore, travel experiences, literature, cinema & music. I like to tackle subjects such as biodiversity, slow living and environmental conservation.

In the past three years, I have illustrated Nature’s Storybook series published by Quarto’s Wide Eyed Editions and have worked as a commercial artist with various international clients such as EeBoo Piece & Love, Resurgence & Ecologist, UQ Press and Firefly Education.

I would love to hear from you if you are interested in working together — or if you simply want to chat about art or cats... 

Picture by Cyrielle Samson-Abadie

For commissions and licensing, please reach out directly to me at
For any book projects, contact my agent Katie Perrott at
Autobiographical comic
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