Vera Babida is a Halifax-based Art Director, Illustrator, Designer and Animator. (It’s a mouthful)

Experienced in storyboarding, illustrating and conceptual development. Her personal work has been featured in numerous design platforms & magazines such as Frankie Magazine, It’s Nice That, Motiongrapher, Pictoplasma and WeTransfer. Her collaboration with Robert Duncan ‘Nina & Flick’ was nominated for a BAFTA Scotland New Talent Award in 2016.

Since 2016, Vera has worked with a diverse range of clients including YouTube, Asana, Twitter,
Hort Innovation Australia, La Trobe University
and more. Her work with Murdoch Books
and Alice Zaslavsky ‘In Praise of Veg’ won the Illustrated Book of the Year category at ABIA 2021, longlisted for Best Illustrated Non-fiction award at Indie Book Awards 2021 and Best Designed Cookbook at Australian Book Design Awards 2021.

Previously she has worked as an Illustrator,
Designer and Animator for Melbourne-based branding and digital agency, Love + Money;
and as a Junior Art Director at Halifax-based
animation studio Wonderlust. Both key work experiences had allowed her to dip into a wide range of skill sets.

Most recently, she was an Art Director at Fern, and has worked with a wide range of projects such as YouTube Premium, Asana and more. In recent months, she has been chipping away at a zine in ode to surfing in the East Coast and starting a collective with her friends.



  • Creative Direction
  • Art Direction
  • Illustration
  • Storyboard
  • 2D Motion Design
  • 2D Animation
  • Brand Identity


  • There Again – Vimeo Staff Pick
  • Check ‘Em! – Vimeo Staff Pick
  • Nina & Flick – AniJam Winner 2015; BAFTA Scotland New Talent Nomination 2016
  • In Praise of Veg – Winner Illustrated Book of the Year, ABIA Awards 2021 AU; Longlisted Best Illustrated Non-fiction, Indie Book Awards 2021 AU; Winner Gold Medal in Licensed Editions, Gastronomical Academy Germany 2021 DE; Shortlisted Adult Nonfiction Book of the Year – ABA Bookseller’s Choice Awards 2021 AU; Longlisted Best Designed Cookbook, Australian Book Design Awards 2021 AU

Featured on

  • Motionographer
  • It’s Nice That The Graduate ‘16
  • It’s Nice That Breast Cancer Awareness Month
  • Booooooom TV selection
  • Glasgow Short FIlm Festival ‘16
  • Pictoplasma ‘16
  • WeTransfer ’16

Spoke at

  • Node Fest Melbourne ‘17
For business inquires,
please contact

Don’t try her LinkedIn inbox,
she doesn’t check it too often.