Vera Babida is a Halifax-based illustrator, designer, animator. She is currently an Art Director for Atlanta-based Animation & Design Studio, Fern.
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.
To date, Vera has worked with a diverse range of clients including Netflix, Cheerios, 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.
In the past, she has worked in branding and advertising for Melbourne-based branding and digital agency, Love + Money.
She has also worked 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. She continues to evolve as she works with Fern.


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


  • 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.