Hello. My name is Daria Kalacheva. I am a professional illustrator of children's books with playful  and colorful style. My art has enough details to understand narrative aspects of illustrations. I am very passionate about details and trying to make my characters more interesting. Watercolors is my preferred media because of unpredictable nature and magnificent result. I am working digital as well.

Recently, I found  art for licensing as a new opportunity for my creative work. I am very structured in researching  new trends and consumer preferences. I always enjoy wondering with my pencil searching for new art collections for consumer products for manufacturers. 

I currently live and work in San Francisco, CA where I have graduated from Academy of Art University. Prior to starting my career as an illustrator I received master's degree in engineering and worked in the consulting software company. 

Please enjoy my galleries of Art for Licensing and Children's Books Illustrations. If you have any questions,  I will be happy to hear it. Thank you for your interest in my art. I am always open to new possibilities and can't wait to create an art for your new children's book or new  art  for licensing.