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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 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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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 …

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? …

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

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 …

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 …

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 …

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; …

Northwestern Illustrators (U.S.) 
Welcome! My name is Tiffany Sheely. I am an artist/illustrator located within the state of Montana. I am very familiar with the collaborative …

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. …

Canadian Illustrators 
Wes has been an illustrator for many years. He has illustrated for children's book publishers and also for organizations such as National Geographic. …

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 …

California Illustrators 
Painter-Illustrator My artwork can be found in museums and private-public collections throughout the world. I have received major artist grants …

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 …

Cartoon or Fine Art  
Cartoon or fine art illustrations I'm a mum of two inspiring children. I have a little studio in my house in France. I'm English and lived in America …

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, …

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 …

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 …

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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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Pen and Ink artists 
I have a Bachelor of Arts from St. Joseph's College. I do mostly pencil, pen and ink, but I love transparent watercolor and acrylic as well. I am comfortable …

Far East Illustrators 
Cute, Fun, Colorful, Digital and Traditionally Drawn Illustrations Hello! My name is Raquel Li, and I am a self-taught artist who can work in both …

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 …

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 …

U.K. Illustrators 
New Age, Cosmic, Intergalactic Imaginarium Welcome. I am Daniel; I create a wide range of beautifully coloured illustrations for almost any twists …

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. …

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 …

Midwestern Illustrators (U.S.) 
MadSpiderStudio - Great Illustration at Reasonable Rates! I am an experienced professional illustrator with over six years of experience. My work …

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 …

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Whimsical Illustrators 
Delightful Tales Illustrations I work in watercolors, pen and ink, and digitally, often combining all three to get the most dynamic effect. …

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. …

Western European Illustrators 
I came from Poland, but now I'm beginning a new life in my beloved city of Barcelona. I am a young and enthusiastic illustrator, but experienced. …

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

Mid-Atlantic Illustrators (U.S.) 
Hello out there! My name is Karen Ross Ohlinger. I am a self taught artist. I started my career with Federated Department Stores, where I became …

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 …

Collage Artists 
Alice Feagan - Illustrator Alice Feagan is a freelance illustrator specializing in cut paper collage. Her illustrations are playful, graphic and …

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 …

Middle East Illustrators 
My exposure to art started in 1997. As an Interior Design student, my lines were very architectural and detailed. I wanted to soften my lines and make …

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 …

Western Illustrators (U.S.) 
I am a freelance artist and children's book illustrator. My artwork is very bright, happy, positive, cute, and whimsical. Children love it. I …

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