Palette of wonder

by Taylor Mallatt
(West Lafayette)

The Messypede

The Messypede

The Messypede
Tales of the Great Creator

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 Communications Design and a minor in Studio Art from Purdue University, West Lafayette IN. As a graphic designer I am well versed in typography, text/image layout, and the Adobe Creative Suite; all which pairs exceptionally with my fine art skills.

Although I am comfortable using digital platforms, I prefer to use the traditional mediums of watercolor, oil paint, ink, colored pencil, and acrylic for my illustration work; my favorite mediums being ink, colored pencil, and watercolor.

My work has a painterly quality and focuses heavily on color; I love color! I have a natural photo-realistic style, but am very experimental and love to explore new styles to accommodate my clients; I aim to please.

I am the illustrator of two published books: The Adventures of Maggie the Cat by Ginger Hubbs, and Tales of the Great Creator by Alan Horvath. As my previous clients will tell you, I am very easy to work with and love contributing my own design ideas to the creation process.

I am an eager and crazily creative young artist who is ready and willing to take on any project. I would love to illustrate a children's book or any other work that you have.

I am open to negotiate prices and would be more than willing to do sample sketches.

I truly love what I do as an artist and hope that you will love working with me too! I invite any questions that you may have so please feel free to contact me at and search for me by name at coroflot dot com.

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Jul 05, 2013
needing an illustrator
by: teressa

Hi Taylor,

I have a children's book that is currently being edited. Your art work interests me because of the technique you use.

Please contact me,
Teressa Miranda

Jun 15, 2011
Thanks, Taylor
by: Steve B. (webmaster)

Taylor's email now appears in the main listing.

Jun 15, 2011
by: Anonymous

I don't know why my email isn't listed. I wondered why everyone was asking me to contact them.


My email is

Sorry for the inconvenience, everyone!

Jun 15, 2011
Jeremy, I hear you
by: Steve B. (webmaster)

But given that I somehow allowed this illustrator to post despite not having an email address or a website, it makes perfect sense that this is how folks are trying to contact him/her! I'm going to take it as an indicator of how much interest, invisible to us, illustrators are receiving from these pages.

Taylor, can you offer any way for folks to contact you???

Jun 15, 2011
Job if the price is right
by: Shawn

I have a simple 15 page book; contact me if interested with your bid.


May 10, 2011
Touching base
by: Jeremy Foster-Fell

I was curious whether some of these "interested in illustrator" comments were serious inquiries.


May 10, 2011
children's book illustrator
by: Anonymous

I am looking for an illustrator for a children's book. If you are interested, please email


Apr 29, 2011
Will give you several opportunities
by: Teec

Please write for several opportunities.

Apr 27, 2011
looking for an illustrator
by: Anonymous

contact me

Have a book ready to publish for children but need a GOOD illustrator. THe book is about Maggie the Cat.

You could be the one!

Apr 15, 2011
Looking for an Illustrator
by: Brenda


I am currently looking for an illustrator for my very first children’s book. Please email me at so we can discuss the job further.

Apr 14, 2011
by: Anonymous

please contact me:; I think we might work together...

Mar 09, 2011
Like your work
by: candice


I am currently looking for an illustrator. Email me at for more info.



Mar 09, 2011
Looking for Illustrator
by: Candice

Hi Taylor,

I love your drawings! I am looking for a children's book illustrator.


Feb 25, 2011
by: Jeremy Foster-Fell

I have also recently joined this site; it was recommended by my illustrator. I think it is a very good site. I just wrote some comments for you, and they appeared on "my site comments" as did your reply.

I tried to copy and paste that link here but it didn't work! If you want to email me, I know I can cut and paste the link if you want to do it that way.

My e mail is

I thought I should put you in touch with my illustrator, Matthew.

If you want to check me out you can go onto Amazon books and put in "The Caterpillar and the Express Train," or put my name into Facebook.


Feb 24, 2011
by: Anonymous

Thanks so much for the encouragement; it's nice to hear. I have a question though, how did you get started? It just seems so hard and competitive...How did you get your break?

Feb 24, 2011
Never too young or too old!
by: Jeremy Foster-Fell


I am glad to report that artistic talent has no respect for any age. Fortunately, talent is independent of the clock.

I am a micro publisher of illustrated children's books (emphasis on the micro), and I work with an illustrator in Vermont who is 40 years my junior!

He has just completed a second book for me. The first he did in oils, and this one is water colors.

You obviously have a lot of talent, which coupled with passion and patience leads to success. I promise!


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