Cale Atkinson is an illustrator/animator currently residing lakeside in Kelowna Canada. Believing in tea more than sleep, Cale is constantly working on numerous projects. His work can be found in children’s books, animated shorts, television, and games.
Cale's clients include Disney, Fisher Price, Leapfrog, Scholastic, Pearson, and Lerner Publishing.
See more of his work at www.cale.caIllustration2012
Tuesday Bassen is an Illustrator and Designer living in New York City. She is currently the Senior Designer at Tinybop, designing and illustrating educational apps for children.
-Tuesday graduated from MCAD/University of Brighton (Honors) in 2011. She was named a "Notable Alumnus" by MCAD in 2012.
-Tuesday has a cat named Mischka Babayaga.
-Tuesday loves dim sum, duck tacos, and jalapeño margaritas.
-Tuesday has been described as "Queen of the snaggle-toothed girls in baggy cardigans" and as having "the mouth of a trucker, albeit a trucker with a very sweet disposition."Character Design, Digital Art, Illustration2013
For over 20 years, Paula J. Becker has created humorous illustrations that have brought joy to a generation of adults and children. Her illustrations have graced the covers and pages of books, as well as posters, and educational curriculum. She has also done countless magazine spots and spreads for clients such as Clubhouse, Clubhouse Jr., Chirp/Owlkids , Click/Carus, Highlights, and High Five, and created over 60 greeting cards for RSPV/Ronnie Sellers.
Visit her at www.paulabecker.com
Character Design, Illustration2014
Emma Block is an illustrator who graduated with First Class Honours in BA Illustration at Middlesex University. Her first book, Tea and Cake, came out in 2011, and she has just started working on her third children’s book. She likes charity shops, tea and very sharp pencils.
Emma’s work is inspired by the people she meets in her everyday life, old photos, vintage clothes, old films, travel, 1950s illustration, 1930s jazz and sausage dogs. She has worked for clients including UNIQLO, Orla Kiely, Anthropologie, Random House Canada, Harper Collins, teNeues, Hardie Grant, Blue Apple Books,Hand in Hand Soap, Mollie Makes, The British Heart Foundation, Time Out, Trader Joes, Woodmansterne, Madison Park Greetings, Hallmark and American Greetings. She also works with Jolly Edition to create beautiful bespoke wedding stationery.
She also enjoys writing and has written for The Guardian, IdeasTap and Lionheart Magazine. In 2012 she organised and curated her first exhibition, The Enchanted Forest.
See more of her work at www.emmablock.co.ukCharacter Design, Illustration2015
Scott R. Books lives and works from his home studio in Atlanta, Georgia.Illustration2012
Dream (Mengqian) Chen is an artist with both illustration and animation background. She received her BFA in animation at Communication University of China, and completed her MFA in education at the Minneapolis College of Arts and Design.
Dream prides herself on creating colorful and imaginative dream worlds utilizing a variety of mediums and tools. She has experimented with photography, stop-motion animation, print making, illustration, paper making , book binding and much more.
You may find more work on her website at www.dreamchen.orgCharacter Design, Illustration2015
Holly Clifton-Brown is a freelance illustrator living in London. Her work combines traditional painting with contemporary techniques to create a unique and imagination visual language.
She was brought up in the country side where she loved to look at the pictures in books. Nothing has changed. Then she grew up a bit and started to learn how to draw pictures, except not yet in books, rather on school tables, clothes, and other silly places. Eventually she packed her paints and completed a degree in illustration at the University of the West of England, graduating with 1st class honours.
Holly has worked with: Andersen Press, Templar Publishing, Egmont Ltd, Carlton Publishing Ltd, Lerner Books US, Oxford University Press, Miles Kiely, Filberts ltd, The Chelsea Magazine Company, The Artfile & Pheonix Trading. To see more of her work, please visit her website at www.hollycliftonbrown.co.uk!Illustration2012
Jason Dove is currently a Senior Design / Illustrator for American Greetings, and he works with a variety of clients in children's publishing including Wireless Generation, Lerner Pubishing, Mc-Graw Hill, and Zondervan.Illustration2012
Audrey Durney lives and works from her home studio in Austin, TX.Illustration2012
Louise Gardener is an illustrator from beautiful south west England. She lives and works from her home, a converted church. Louise has been working as an illustrator for over twenty years. So far, she's illustrated over 100 books for children!Character Design, Illustration2013
Rebecca Green is a freelance illustrator and gallery artist, who also dabbles in 3D, Stop Motion, Mixed Media and Writing. Her work is narrative, sometimes illuminating text, and other times creating stories contained in a single image. While she has a background in editorial and advertising, her true passion lies in storytelling.
She works mainly in gouache, acrylic, colored pencil, and ink on paper. When she is not image making, she can be found walking her dog, cooking up new recipes, hiking, or starting too many books to ever finish. She currently lives in Nashville, TN with her husband Matt, and their two animal babies, Mori and Junie B.
Selected Clients include:
Harper Collins, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Simon and Schuster, Penguin Random House, Wall Street Journal, Frankie, Flow Magazine, Grand Rapids Community College, Baltimore Sun, AAA, and Amnesty International.
To see more work, visit www.myblankpaper.comCharacter Design, Drawing, Illustration2016
Denise Holmes is an illustrator who lives in Chicago, Illinois with her husband and daughter. Denise graduated from The School of The Art Institute of Chicago in 2003 and has been drawing professionally ever since.
Her first picture book, If I Wrote a Book About You by Stephany Aulenback is set to be published in May 2014. We Love Nature! A Keepsake Journal for Families Who Love to Explore the Outdoors by Stacy Tornio and Ken Keffer was released in March 2014 and she is hard at work illustrating two more books to be published within the next year.
When Denise is not trying to tame her daughter’s unruly hair, she can be found exploring her neighborhood, drinking coffee, collecting vintage children’s books, or roller skating.
Character Design, Digital Art, Illustration2014
Marilyn Janovitz is a children's book author and illustrator with numerous books to her credit, many of which have been translated into several languages. Marilyn's publishing partners include North-South Books, Chronicle, Hyperion, Scholastic, Sourcebooks, Blue Apple Books and Holiday House. Marilyn's studio in New York City, looks out to the Empire State Building twenty blocks away.Illustration, Writing2012
Marilyn Janovitz is a children's book author and illustrator with numerous books to her credit, many of which have been translated into several languages. Marilyn's publishing partners include North-South Books, Chronicle, Hyperion, Scholastic, Sourcebooks, Blue Apple Books and Holiday House.
Marilyn's studio in New York City, looks out to the Empire State Building twenty blocks away.
Character Design, Illustration2014
Dani Jones's work has been published in picture books, magazines, educational material, comics, and games. See more at http://danidraws.com.Illustration2012
Dave Kirwan is an award winning illustrator/cartoonist, who has created hundreds of lighthearted images for children's books, websites, videos and assorted educational projects. Assorted end clients have included McGraw Hill, Trend Enterprises, LeapFrog, Agile Mind Educational and many more.Illustration2012
Wednesday 's publishing partners include Sterling Publishing, Chronicle Books, and Little Simon. She's also an illustrator and product designer for GAMA-GO, a clothing and gift design company in San Francisco. When she's not drawing pictures, Wednesday is often checking out the view from Bernal Hill with her small dog, Nemo. See more from Wednesday at www.wednesdaykirwan.com.Illustration, Writing2012
From an early age, Carol believed pictures improved things. This included furniture, walls, and her homework. Fortunately, she eventually found her way to art school, where the pictures she drew were her homework.
Carol moved twenty times before she and her family finally settled in Chicago, where she acquired a permanent address (and an address stamp). Since then, she's illustrated picture books and educational materials for many publications and publishers including Ladybug, Babybug, Highlights for Children, Magination Press, McGraw-Hill, Scholastic and Dutton.
Carol's books include Mom, Dad, Come Back Soon!, Adoption: How Families are Made and How Kids Feel About It, Ah-Choo!, Why I Thank You, God, and I Don't Want To Clean My Room.
Visit her website at www.carolkoeller.com!Illustration2012
In my work, I try to keep the mood light and the colors bright. Please take a few minutes to browse through my samples, and if you have any comments or suggestions about what you see, I’d love to hear them.
And hey, if you’re an art director who thinks my style of work might be just right for that kids project you’ve got coming up, I’d love to work with you.
To see more of work go to ronlieser.comIllustration2012
Christopher Lyles is a professional illustrator who spends much of his time working in a variety of media and exploring new fields. Since graduating art school in 2001, Chris has contributed to children's publications, greeting cards, editorial illustrations, and gallery installations.
His illustrations have been recognized by The Society of Illustrators LA and American Illustration. Chris also exhibits his work on the East coast and in LA.
Chris lives in the small town of Simsbury, Connecticut with his beautiful wife, their young son, and dog, Riley. His interests include hiking, exercising, traveling, teaching art to children and looking for old stuff.Illustration2012
Courtney Autumn Martin graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2006. Working in a combination of traditional pencil drawing and digital painting, her illustrations for children are colorful and friendly, with a marketable style that merges realism and stylization.
Courtney's clients include Abrams Books, Scholastic, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, MacMillan McGraw-Hill, Publications International, and National Geographic.
She and her husband (fellow illustrator Adam Hunter Peck) reside in Rhode Island with their two cats, Griffin and Miette.
See more of her work at camartinart.com.Illustration2012
Melon & Mandarina are a team -husband and wife- working on the illustration field for almost 10 years now. They grew up in Peru and studied painting at the Fine Arts School of Lima. As artists, they work with a variety of media including pencil, ink, watercolor and digital media. Melon & Mandarina says illustration is a wonderful way to express themselves while working with something they love. Melon & Mandarina work and live in Peru.Character Design, Digital Art, Illustration2015
Janet McDonnell is an illustrator and author living in the calm outskirts of the windy city with her husband, two sons, and their black and white dog, Buster. Her whimsical illustrations combine traditional media and digital magic. In addition to illustrating books, magazines, and puzzles, Janet has both taught and written for children from preschool to high school ages. She also enjoys being an Illustrator Coordinator for the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. Her clients include Highlights, Oxford University Press, Zondervan, and Pearson.
Shane McGowan IllustraionIllustration2015
Paul Meisel is an award-winning author and illustrator for children. His SEE ME RUN (Holiday House, 2012) was voted a Theodore Seuss Geisel Honor book! Paul lives and works in Connecticut, where Paul and his wife and raised their three grown sons. Paul spends most days working in his studio, which has a nice view of the woods and the backyard--often filled with deer, turkeys, an occasional coyote, and once in a great while, a bobcat.Illustration, Writing2012
Maria is a freelance illustrator and artist. She is from Barcelona, Spain, but she currently lives in Chicago with her husband and their two little children. She is passionate about bringing her art to the children's picture book industry.
Her clients include Lerner Publishing, Editions Anna Chanel, Pearson, and McGraw-Hill among others. Maria has worked in the educational field and for the trade market and she regularly collaborates with magazines too.
Maria creates her work both digitally and in traditional media, often combining both. She specially enjoys bringing new characters to life. When not creating children's book dummies, she enjoys playing with her children, reading and photography. Most of the times doing everything at once. With a cup of coffee, of course :-)
Atout Coeur, Nathalie Collon-M.Mola, Ed. Anna Chanel (2008)
Le vieil homme et la fée, Jerôme Ledorze,M.Mola, Ed. Anna Chanel (2009)
La fabulosa historia del secador mágico, Martín Piñol, Maria Mola, Edebé (2011)
Antonio´s Birthday Fiesta, J.H. Herrera, M. Mola, Pearson (2011)
Jeremy´s Dreidel, E. Gellman, M. Mola, Kar-Ben Publishing (2012)
Maria is member of the SCBWI.
Take a look at her personal website at: www.mariamola.com.Illustration2012
New artist, Olivia Chin Mueller.Character Design, Digital Art, Illustration2014
Shirley Ng-Benitez loves to draw! She’s an illustrator for the children's market, graphic designer, lettering artist, children's book illustrator and aspiring author. Over the years, Shirley’s had the great pleasure of working with wonderful clients in the technology, medical, toy, and publishing industries including Klutz, Inc., Scholastic, Highlights, American Greetings, Cisco Systems, Inc., Hewlett-Packard, Lee & Low, The American Psychological Association (Magination Press), and more. Emily Lost Someone She Loved, a picture book by Kathleen Fucci, illustrated by Shirley, recently won a 2015 Moonbeam Award.
Shirley is a proud member of SCBWI, Pacific Scribes, and Friends of Calligraphy. She creates with watercolor, gouache, pencil & digital techniques and is living her dream, illustrating and writing picture books in the Bay Area, California.
Character Design, Drawing, Illustration2014
Cheryl Nobens has over 30 years of professional experience in concept, graphic design and illustration of an extensive variety of products for infant through whimsical adult markets. She's illustrated over 60 children's books and is a published writer. She works primarily in Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop, with a background in watercolor painting.Illustration2012
“Would you ever consider being an artist when you grow up?” asked Mrs. B. With a smile spreading from ear to ear, Merrill looked her straight in the eye and confidently responded, “Yes Mam”.
Being a child of the 80s, Merrill was engulfed in the dawning of a new age of cartoons, comics, and pop culture. At that time, he had no way of knowing how much this would have an effect on his work. Merrill only knew that he began drawing and never stopped.
Throughout his career, Merrill has worn the shoes of a flexography plate maker, lead designer, illustrator, product designer, art director, comic artist, and paper engineer. His work has been seen in numerous children’s magazines, greeting cards, and educational materials. He has redeveloped the brand characters for two US Kids Magazines, and has helped to create art for numerous online and mobile games/platforms.
Merrill likes to consider his work whimsically charming, with a humorous twist. He is currently represented by Tugeau 2 and invites you to view more of his work at: www.littlerainey.com
Awesome Christian Association #1 - By Tony Bellagamba
Frog. Frog? Frog - Picture Window Books an imprint of Capstone
Red Beard - Scholastic iRead
Humpty Dumpty Magazine
Jack & Jill Magazine
McGraw Hill Education
Picture Window Books
Stepping Stones, Maker of Hand SongsCartooning, Character Design, Illustration2012
Joanne Renaud, who earned a BFA in illustration from Art Center College of Design, has been writing, drawing and painting as long as she can remember. She went to college in a variety of places, including Northern Ireland and Southern California, and enjoys history, comics, children’s books, and cheesy fantasy movies from the ’80s. She currently works as a freelance illustrator in the Atlanta area. Her illustration clients include Simon & Schuster, Random House, Houghton Mifflin, Macmillan-McGraw Hill, Harcourt Inc., Zaner Bloser and Compass Media. Her personal website can be found at joannerenaud.com.Illustration2012
Jane Smith adores paper & fabric! She has boxes and boxes, drawers and drawers of it, all organized by color. She discovered her love of paper, pattern, fabric and mixed media collage at the Columbus College of Art & Design, where she earned her BFA in Illustration.
After graduating, she followed the love of her life to Los Angeles, where she worked as an Art Director at the novelty children’s book publisher, Intervisual Books. After creating many wonderful titles there, she struck out on her own as an Illustrator & Designer and has been happily freelancing ever since. Jane creates artwork for a wide variety of publishing and licensing clients, specializing in whimsical imagery for children and anyone who has their head in the clouds.
Jane is also a longtime active member of the SCBWI as well as a graduate of the highly-acclaimed Make Art That Sells e-course, taught by Lilla Rogers.
When she’s not making art, Jane runs, reads, cooks, sews and plays with her graphic designer husband & daughter in sunny Hermosa Beach, California.
Visit her at www.superjane.com
Ivica Stevanovic(1977) is illustrator, comic artist and graphic designer. He has published more than a thousand illustrations in schoolbooks and picture books. Ivica draws comics, and his specialty is graphic novels. His best-known graphic novel is Kindly Corpses. He works as a professor at the Art Academy in Novi Sad (Serbia), the Department of Graphic communication. He teaches two subjects – Graphic books and Comics. To see more Ivica's work go to http://www.behance.net/IvicaStevanovicIllustration2012
Jeremy TugeauDrawing, Illustration, Painting2014
Chris Vallo has spent 22 years creating inspiring art and design for children's publishers.Illustration2012
Matthew Vimislik currently works as a Game Designer at WORKINMAN, a Mobile and Casual Game Company. He has also illustrated for Children's books and magazines. He's a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators.Illustration2012
Damian Ward grew up with ideas that could barely fit in his big, curly topped head and pencils he could barely fit in his tiny little hands. In time his hands caught up to the pencils but the ideas always seem a bit bigger than his head has the space for.
He studied illustration at the Columbus College of Art and Design. Following graduation, he went on to teach art for several years while freelancing in his hometown of Dayton, Ohio.
Damian now lives with his wife and their beautiful computers in India. His love of storytelling and exploration continue to drive his illustrations and color his perspective of the wide world around him.Illustration2012
Teagan White is a freelance illustrator from Chicago, now living and working in Minnesota, where she earned her BFA in Illustration from the Minneapolis College of Art & Design in 2012. Her work encompasses intricate drawings of flora and fauna, playful watercolors of anthropomorphic critters, illustrated typography, and everything in between. Nature's subtleties and reciprocal relationships between living things inspire her most, and her work typically incorporates nostalgic colors, decorative arrangements of plant life, and meticulous detail.
Her clients have included Random House, Penguin Books, Simon & Schuster, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Ivy Press, Papyrus, American Greetings, Target, Anthropologie, Honda, Nike, Reebok, DDB, Leo Burnett, Wired Magazine, Fast Company, and The Washington Post. She enjoys working on projects in every part of the illustration industry, including children’s books, book covers, fabric collections, greeting cards, product & surface design, editorial, packaging, advertising, and more. Her first children's book, Adventures with Barefoot Critters, was published in 2014 by Tundra Books.
Teagan spends her tiny amounts of free time following tangled animal paths through forest and field, squishing along reedy riverbanks, attempting to befriend gulls on rocky lakeshores, fretting over the health of the squirrels and rabbits in her backyard, picking wildflowers, and collecting animal bones.