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 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 as an Art Director.


  • 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.