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(This page was suggested by children's book illustrators looking for work.)

We live in an era when anyone is free to self-publish a children's book. That means lots of book illustrator jobs.

Of course, it also means that many of these new jobs are without the support of a traditional publisher.

The purpose of this page is to put authors in touch with illustrators, to alert authors to a gallery of illustrators very eager to put pictures to your words.

Children's book illustrators, jump to these instructions now for posting your profile to the portfolio.

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There are two articles you might want to read before browsing the illustrator profiles at the bottom of this page.

  1. 10 Tips for Finding an Illustrator by artist Kim Sponaugle.
  2. Working with an Illustrator by artist Jim Harris.

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Suggestions for children's book illustrators wanting to post an artist's profile

1. You can post up to four sample illustrations to this page. Take advantage!

2. The web remains largely a text-based medium. I know that you're all artists, but PLEASE try to write and write well. (Here's an internet fact: the more words you write, the more apt the search engines are to find your page on this site.) Please know that we will not post profiles that are too short, or that contain duplicate content.

  • If you are cutting and pasting, we are NOT going to post your profile!

3. Give your profile a punchy title.

To help you structure your profile, consider covering any or all of these points:



  • A description/listing of any relevant schooling
  • A description/listing of your relevant experience
  • A description of your style
  • What media you're proficient in
  • Talk about what you're willing to do to "audition" for a book illustrator job. Are you willing, for example, to do sample sketches?
  • Some words about your collaborative style
  • A way to contact you. (Email preferred.)

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Children's book illustrator profiles

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Dreamy illustrations 
A world of dreams of children and beautiful things My illustrations are from my heart and "the child's eye." I work in watercolours and ink. I …

Immigrant Artist 
Art is My Best Friend Dear Mr. or Mrs., My name is Myo Aung Marip (Steven Marip). I am an artist, illustrator and graphic designer. I came from …

Pen, Ink, Freedom and Fun 
Hi, my name is Lisa and I love to create realistic, traditional art for children's books and murals. Although I can create images for any age or subject, …

Professional, Experienced and Versatile Illustrator 
I have worked as an illustrator for many years, and am skilled in any subject matter, and in most styles and mediums. I have done countless periodicals, …

Christian Illustrators 
Capture your reader's attention with beautiful, rich, detailed illustrations! Kristie Wilde creates realistic watercolor illustrations with whimsical …

Chicago Illustrators 
Hello, My name is Felicia Whaley and I am a children's book Illustrator. I am versatile, creating in many mediums, such as: • Photoshop • Adobe Illustrator …

Northwestern Illustrators (U.S.) 
Vicious Designs LLC - Heart-Touching Art Vera Johnson's style is colorful as well as creatively beautiful. Her style varies to fit the author's …

Whimsical Illustrators 
Whimsy! I am a published children's book illustrator. My formal education is in digital design and animation. Combined with my experience in illustration, …

Collage Artists 
Hi, I have a BA (Upper 2nd class honors) Illustration (UK). I am a mixed media paper cut artist. I enjoy the challenge of using materials to tell a story. …

Canadian Illustrators 
Children's Illustration and Publishing My name is Tina Modugno. I am from Quebec, Canada. I am a freelance children's illustrator and have worked …

Fantasy Illustrators 
I have been creating fantasy and children's art for seven years now. My style is inspired by Grimm's fairy tales and Aesop's fables, with the design inspiration …

Asian Illustrators 
Cute and simple children's book illustrations What should I say about my illustration? Illustration is the one thing I live for. It the best thing …

Western Illustrators (U.S.) 
Make your book stand out! Incredibly unique art style and vivid colors! With my art, the purpose is to stand out. You see the book on the shelf, …

U.K. Illustrators 
I do a versatile range of artwork and illustrations, ranging from watercolour paintings to pencil and pen drawings, of almost anything. I can also produce …

New Jersey Illustrators 
Experienced Children's Book Illustrator It's an amazing feeling to be able to bring an author's words and ideas to life through illustration, especially …

Western European Illustrators 
Artwork to inspire the imagination My aim is to produce art which engages children. I believe that interesting and imaginative images are needed to …

California Illustrators 
Legend has it that I was born with a crayon in my hand, but really, I have been drawing for as long as I can remember, and I have always enjoyed telling …

Florida Illustrators 
Too Much Fun! I can't think of anything I would rather do than bring to vision the imagination! I have had the pleasure to illustrate several children's …

Cartoonists, Animators, Caricaturists 
My specialty is Line Art Cartoon Illustrations with digital colors using Photoshop. My style is a fusion of Walt Disney "Stretch and Squash" expression, …

African Illustrators 
Hi! I'm Caren Bestbier, a qualified painter and illustrator from Port Elizabeth, South Africa. I work in a realistic, highly detailed style, and …

Southern Illustrators (U.S.) 
My name is Sorista, and I've been sketching and drawing since age five, declaring that I would grow up to be an artist. These days I live in the country …

Eastern European illustrators 
Dear publisher, My name is Natalia Logvanova! I am the artist, the illustrator, the designer from Nizhny Novgorod, Russia. I wish to get acquainted …

Indian (Asia) Illustrators 
I'm a creative and highly professional animation director, concept artist & illustrator with a Bachelor of Arts and over 18 years of experience in art …

Mid-Atlantic Illustrators (U.S.) 
I am a Digital & Traditional Illustrator based in beautiful Bucks County, PA. I am skilled in Children's Illustration and Editorial Illustration, as well …

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Funny Illustrations 
the world of fidel penaranda jr. My style is GOTHIC, though others have called it "horror," it seems. This style evokes the creepiness of old …

Pen and Ink artists 
RESUME: I was raised in art museums, was surrounded by Rembrandt and Picasso, as well as ancient Chinese and Egyptian art. (I especially love the styles …

Digital Illustration 
Connie Beckham is a strange but cute freelance illustrator based in Wisconsin. She will soon have a BFA from the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, …

Pen(cil) and Watercolor Illustrations 
Once upon a time there was a little girl who loved to draw. To start with, she drew the usual things kids draw: indecipherable scribbles developed into …

Middle East Illustrators 
Dana Zamir is an Israeli artist and filmmaker living in Tel Aviv. When I walk down the street, I don't just see people, or trees, or dogs. I see shapes. …

Old Style Fairytale/Fantasy Illustration 
Experience Alan's visions. My style is fairytale/fantasy, old school style. I work in both color - watercolor and acrylic - and pen and ink, as …

Southwestern Illustrators (U.S.) 
From the "Art" of Texas: illustration for children's books, novels, comics, and more! My artwork is very eclectic. I am constantly trying new innovative …

Animal illustrators 
Hello. I am a Bulgarian artist. I draw animals in Photoshop. My art is cute and likely to be liked by real children, but it can be realistic and more …

Greek Designer 
I studied Mathematics and Graphic Arts in Thesaloniki - Greece. I'm Chief Designer for a well-known publishing house in Greece that produces printed …

Australian Illustrators 
My original water colour illustrations capture a child's imagination in a colourful way. I make big, bright, colourful paintings. About me I am a …

Active Art 
I would like to make your book a lively, fun and exciting experience for your readers. I love illustrating children's books. I have worked as an …

New England Illustrators (U.S.) 
Versatile Designer Wants to Make Your Vision Come To Life Hello, My name is Julie Thurlow, and I am an artist and graphic designer from Massachusetts. …

New York Illustrators 
Queenie Wong, from Brooklyn, fell in love with drawing as a child. Since then, I've found that drawing could bring me true happiness and fulfillment. …

Latin America Illustrators 
Fun Children's Book Illustrator with Animation Background Hey there! My name is Leo Antolini; I´m an illustrator with a background in animation. …

Painter-Illustrators 
My areas of expertise vary from oil painting, watercolor painting, drawing mediums, and printmaking techniques. With a Masters of Fine Arts Degree …

Midwestern Illustrators (U.S.) 
I'm Taylor Mallatt and I am a Purdue University graduate, crazy cat lover, published illustrator, and intuitive dreamer! I received my BFA in Visual …

Browse artists who didn't write much! 
I can do any style of illustration you want, I've published and illustrated for other authors. I work fast. My work is high quality, and here's the best …

Traditional Media and Digital 
I can work in both traditional media and digital. Unlike some artists who work in digital, however, I use a soft approach that emulates traditional media. …

Colored Pencil Illustrators 
Children's Book Illustrator ~~ Zetta Hupf I have had a love for illustrating since childhood. My illustrations are done freehand and with love …

Comic and Graphic Novel Artists 
Hello, My name is Tara O'Connor. I'm a recent graduate of Marywood University. I earned my degree in Art Education and obtained a minor in Illustration. …

Author-Illustrators 
I am perhaps best with a simple pencil and piece of paper, but I love painting also. As an illustrator, I believe drawings, paintings and most other …

Traditional Detailed Children's Book Illustrations 
Detailed, light-hearted, award-winning art of people, pets, nature settings and homey scenes, with traditional fairytale and fantasy themes a popular specialty; …

Scottish and Irish Illustrators 
Having just graduated from the Glasgow School of Art with a 2:1 in Fine Art Sculpture, I have re-discovered my love for drawing and painting. I have …

Lisa J. Michaels - Children's Book Illustrator 
Art versus Illustration: I take the word "illustrator" very seriously. I believe there's a huge difference between an artist and an illustrator. …

Rosemarie Gillen - Illustrator 
My name is Rosemarie Gillen, I am a freelance professional children's illustrator. I believe there are several things that create a good children's …

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Kim Sponaugle  
I think there are several ingredients necessary to create a children's book illustration that can touch the heart, teach, and communicate what the author …

Eric Hammond - Stories in Pictures 
Telling stories in pictures is more than representing words in art; the details of an illustration should draw the reader, young or old, into a different …

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