about me

My passion for picture books began early and still fuels each piece that I create today. I am the owner and artist of Meant for a Moment Designs, and work happily from my home studio, in Crownsville, MD. My office assistants include one overly excited dog and two beautiful little girls. 


I am a member of 12x12 and SCBWI.  I have illustrated over 20 books for self-publishing authors and I am excited to be working with Blue Whale Press on illustrations for one of their upcoming titles to be released in 2019. ​

When not illustrating, I can be found refining my playdoh skills with my two daughters, feverishly writing, jogging at a slow and friendly pace, or drinking strong coffee. It is my dream to find a way to do all of these things at once... one day...


I can rarely be found sleeping, and I am okay with that.​


My illustrations have been described as whimsical, playful, and quirky.

Rep'd by Jordan Hamessley of New Leaf Literary

all illustrated content © 2020 by Tara J. Hannon.