Hi, I’m Vivien Mildenberger, an illustrator and ceramicist based in Nashville, Tennessee.

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Education: BFA Art Center College of Design, Foundational Diploma University of the Arts London CCW

Clients include: The New York Times, Amazon Prime Video, Cricket and Spider Magazines, Penguin Random House, Houghton Mifflin Harcort, Little Bee, HarperCollins, Frances Lincoln, and many more.


2025      Otto and the Story Tree, Random House Studio

2024      Comet Chaser by Pamela Turner, Chronicle

2023      Kati's Tiny Messengers by Susan Hoyt, HarperCollins

2022      Fighting For Yes by Maryann Cocca-Leffler, Abrams

2020      Epic Voyages: Sacagawea by Gerry Bailey, Bramble

2020       A Vote is a Voice by Eliza Boxer, Sleeping Bear Press

2020       Judah Touro Didn’t Want To Be Famous by Audrey Ades, Kar-Ben

2019       Think Smart, Be Fearless by Sharon Mentyka, Little Bigfoot

2019       All in a Drop by Lori Alexander, HMH Kids

2019      Time Sight, by Lynne Jonell, Macmillan/Henry Holt

2018       The Book of Family Trees by Kari Hauge, Frances Lincoln

2018       The Flourishing of Floralie Laurel by Fiadhnait Moser, Little Bee


2021       American Illustration 40

2020       ALA Sibert Honor Book

2020       American Illustration 39

2020       World Illustration Awards Longlist

2016       American Illustration 35

2016       New American Paintings, No. 127 Pacific Coast Issue