My Process

If you are self-publishing a children’s book and looking for a top-notch illustrator, then you’ve come to the right place!  Not only can I help bring your vision to life with beautiful high-quality artistic illustrations, but I have developed a straightforward, organized, and efficient process to take care of everything from A to Z.  Scroll down for more detailed information. As an experienced graphic designer, I also include professional layout and book design into my services, so you will not need to hire a separate designer for that, saving you money in the long-term.  In the end, you will be given high-resolution printer-ready files.  As a web designer for the last twelve years I can help you with your website as well.

“Moxy” & Drawing Challenge – Spot illustration vs scene

Step One

Exploration Contract

I like to start with an exploration call to get a good idea of what you are needing. My pricing is based on how many characters need to be designed, how many illustrations/pages and the detail of the images.

Once we decide to move forward there is a contract and deposit phase. I generally do a 50% / 25% (milestone) / Final payment schedule but this can vary depending on how big the project is.

Step Two

Characters, Rough Sketches & Storyboards Oh My

I start working on roughs, this can be from a character viewpoint or dummy for a larger book. Main character roughs and color pallette etc.

Painting the finals

After the roughs are approved I move onto a 2nd phase drawing that is cleaner but not painted for review and then the final illustration phase is the painting.

“Title pending”

“Elijah Was Brave” and “Title pending”

Step Three


If I am doing the book layout, design and book cover I start working on this step.


Print friendly files are delivered or if I am not doing the design the hi res version of the illustrations.

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