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Jim Harris

(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 on my other site, The Shared Self Publishing Experience.
  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.

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  • 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. We no longer link to websites and pages.)

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Children's book illustrator profiles

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Florida Illustrators 
I love to create fun and whimsical illustrations that are full of life and color. I create my illustrations by hand and then import them to a computer …

Digital Illustration 
I use my art to convey a story in just one image. I like people to create a world with my art, to help them imagine. I would say I completed my goal …

Christian Illustrators 
I am a Ringling School of Art graduate. I have been in the art field professionally for over 30 years. Working with clients such as Pepsi, Mc Donalds, …

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 …

Cartoonists, Animators, Caricaturists 
Hello authors! My name is Loring Thompson and it would be my pleasure to illustrate your very special literary accomplishment. I have over thirty years …

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 …

U.K. Illustrators 
My work tends to be simple line drawings depicting the lighter and sometimes quirky side to life. I have produced several cartoon works for various …

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 …

Youthful Illustrator 
I am a creative, hard-working and spunky young woman. I've been drawing since I was young and selling art since I was thirteen. I have a passion for art; …

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 …

Canadian Illustrators 
Let me illustrate your children's book! I have been an artist since nearly birth and my style is varied! From photo-realistic to cartoon, …

African Illustrators 
I am an illustrator and comic artist, based in Dar es salaam, Tanzania, with more than 20 years in the illustration industry in east Africa. I have illustrated …

Mid-Atlantic Illustrators (U.S.) 
I'm a freelance illustrator from Cogan Station, PA. I have a BA in Fine Art with an illustration concentration from Messiah College, and I have been freelancing …

Pen and Ink artists 
Most of my illustrations are done in pencil or ink. I also color my illustrations. At age 12 I was producing children's book drawings. I had many one …

Western European Illustrators 
My name is Luca Mendieta, from Madrid, Spain. I'm a very versatile illustrator with a lot of styles. I can make illustrations for kids, for textbooks, …

Bring Your Story to Life! 
Trust and clear communication are essential in developing a book that is inspired. I love what I do, and I do what I love; who could ask for more? …

California Illustrators 
Hello, I'm Celeste Streiff Hammond, from Pasadena, and I have been drawing since I was 4 years old - on the walls, the furniture...wherever I could find …

Fantasy Illustrators 
Illustrated Dreams is the title of San Diego artist Josh Hunter's portfolio. The award-winning illustrator of "The Little Hope Book," Hunter's …

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. …

Far East Illustrators 
My name is Evelyn Seng, but I much prefer to be called Phish. I am 20 years old and still studying in a college in Malaysia called The One Academy. …

Browse artists who didn't write much! 
I've been doing freelance illustrations for quite sometime. I'm proficient in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and In-Design. Using Photoshop, I do …

Australian Illustrators 
Doriana is a freelance children’s book illustrator and graphic designer proficient both in digital and hand drawn illustration. I work in a …

Whimsical Illustrators 
She offers flights of fancy on winds of whimsy. A painter of 30 years, Deborah Eve Alastra is now also illustrating children's books. Her work …

Collage Artists 
Hi, my name is Victoria, and I am a published children's illustrator. I use watercolor and collage to create my pictures. If you are looking for …

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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 …

International illustrator 
Jenny is an internationally renowned English illustrator living in France. Her fresh and vibrant illustrations and designs have graced books, porcelain …

Latin America Illustrators 
We've seen that this site is great for making contacts in the children's books field. We are a Brazilian art studio and would like to expand our contacts. …

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. …

Italian Illustrator 
My name is Silvia. I am 30 and live near Milan, Italy. Think of me as the Lady of Shalott. Since I was a child I have loved art. I have been attending …

Midwestern Illustrators (U.S.) 
I'm a professional illustrator from Ohio with more than 25 years of experience, much of it for children. I specialize in pen & ink and colored pencil, …

Children's Book Specialty 
I am a professional illustrator who has enjoyed illustrating dozens of books for self-publishers. My preferred style is whimsical, but I can illustrate …

Palette of wonder 
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 …

Enchanting Illustrations 
I am a graduate of Rochester Institute of Technology with a bachelor's in illustration. Many authors I have created art for have been enchanted - or at …

Colored Pencil Illustrators 
My art is colorful, pretty, and expressive, mainly done in coloured pencil or black and white. I enjoy doing faces and bright backgrounds, I …

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. …

Author-Illustrators 
Hi! I am Natalie Tinti (multi-award winning author & illustrator). Most of the time I draw cute animals and children. Here is an example of illustration …

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; …

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 
I am a freelance professional children's illustrator. I believe there are several things that create a good children's book illustration: good use …

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 …

New England Illustrators (U.S.) 
I am a storyteller from New Hampshire. I tell stories with my art and my words. I have a web comic out in the world. My favorite style is …

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 …

Northwestern Illustrators (U.S.) 
Bring your ideas & dreams to Fruition! My art varies quite a lot, and I have the ability to utilise different styles. Mediums that I love to work …

Painter-Illustrators 
Brenda's Creations The best way to describe my illustrations is summed up in one word: "Fun"! I can draw and paint most anything for all ages. …

Digital & Traditional Illustration & Graphic Design 
I am a Digital & Traditional Illustrator based in beautiful Bucks County, PA. I am skilled in Children's Illustration and Editorial Illustration, as well …

Abby's Art World 
I graduated from Wayne State University with a Bachelors in Fine Arts, with a drawing concentration. I am an illustrator, printmaker, and painter. …

Raised in Art Museums 
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 …

Storybook Art 
Self taught, I am still learning, as are all artists. I strive to create art that depicts narrative, characterization, setting, color harmony - key …

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An Artist Who Knows Kids! 
Mud Pies and Pillow Fights - An Artist Who Knows Kids! I do book cover illustration, story-board illustration, conceptual illustration, and fine art. …

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 …

Taste of Bluegrass: Dyann J Callahan 
I have specialized in very detailed wildlife and fantasy art in a variety of mediums. The human form in sculpture or painting is another specialty …

Prolific illustrator 
I am a prolific illustrator with extensive journalism experience. With more than 20 years working as a newspaper illustrator, I have developed many …

Illustrator - Recent Grad 
My name is Heather Taylor, and I am a recent graduate from Minneapolis College of Art and Design, with a bachelor of fine arts in Illustration. …

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 …

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 …

Scottish and Irish Illustrators 
Welcome to Pepeen Illustration! Paulina (Pepeen) Nowacka graduated in Illustration at the School of Design in City of Glasgow College in Scotland …

Illustrations by Faythe 
My illustration teacher taught me to meet deadlines, and if it's not your best to keep working on it...or start over. I've illustrated three published …

Comic and Graphic Novel Artists 
My name is Dustin Catlett, and I've been illustrating professionally since 2001. I specialize in children's books, comic books, manga, logos, comic …

Native American Art and Illustrations 
As an artist, several years ago, I became engrossed in Native American myths and legends, mainly Hopi. I've assembled a small but colorful library of facts …

Western Illustrators (U.S.) 
I'm a digital painter specializing in fantasy with a BFA in Media Arts & Animation. I've been drawing my whole life and have studied art in college …

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