Children's Book Illustrators
Our Amazing Illustrators
Something magical happens when we publish children’s books. We get to bring the stories to life! And children of all ages are swept off to mystical journeys, adventures and imagination. A great illustrator will help tell the story as it unfolds on the pages, captivating children. They do this by their amazing talent as an artist. Our illustrators create the setting for the scene, the characters, and working within the storyboard of the author. They create everything from the book cover to draw in your readers to the pages in between. The book cover needs to perk the interest and provide something fun and relatable to the reader.
Without our fabulous team of children’s book illustrators our stories would lack connection and the visual stimulation that every child needs. So, thank you to our incredible team of Illustrators at Handersen Publishing for making imaginations go wild.
Anja Uhren is a storyteller - working with images as well as words to deliver narratives. Originally from Germany, she now lives and works in Sheffield, UK as a freelance illustrator, after graduating from the Arts University Bournemouth in summer 2015.
Anja loves drawing, traveling, and comics, and nothing better than combining all three. On her journeys, big and small, she always carries one or two sketchbooks to record observations and impressions which later inform and inspire her illustration practice. anjauhren.com
Nazli Tarcan is a Turkish artist and illustrator currently based in Namur, Belgium. Developing her craft, she has worked with different traditional mediums, including gouache, watercolor, and collage, and she now works primarily as a digital artist. As an artist, Nazli takes inspiration from the tiny details of everyday life. Her work is nostalgic, playful, and vivid. She fell in love with art at 3 years old, and it has been a source of joy and relaxation ever since. Sketching with pencil and marker when inspiration hits, Nazli develops and finishes her pieces in digital media.
Ann Pilicer is a full-time artist and illustrator whose main work is in children’s books. She received her BFA in Illustration from Parsons School of Design in New York. She has illustrated a number of children’s books, working both digitally and traditionally in gouache and watercolor. Ann lives in Florida with her husband, two beautiful girls, and a sweet Schnauzer mix rescue dog.
Shaun Cochran is a professional artist and daydreamer. He loves to make things, from colorful pictures and paintings to sculptures and crafts to sprawling cities made with Legos or in Minecraft. Shaun focuses on illustration work and design.
Rhea Baxter / BumbleWing StudiosIllustrator
Rhea Baxter is a graduate of the Santa Fe University of Art and Design. She is also a founding member of The BumbleWing Studios, a family-oriented art collective based in Santa Fe, NM.
Lisa Rush lives with her husband, son, and two Labrador retrievers. She loves to kayak, hike, ride horseback with her children, and build sand castles at the beach with her son.
Emma Stephen is a freelance digital artist living in Scotland. She loves video games, cartoons and drawing. Emma is self-taught, and this is her first book. She is looking forward to more opportunities. Emma's favourite cupcake is double chocolate!