Looking for a children's book illustrator? Editor? Book formatter? Self-publishing coach? Your search is over!
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My goal is to give every client a 5-star experience: creative and high-quality artwork, prompt and clear communication, and timely delivery. I work hard and do my homework, constantly honing my skills and expertise in the children's book field.
But don't just take my word for it...here's what past Elance clients have said:
“Melissa was wonderful to work with and was very helpful to this first time self-published author. The...
Mar 3, 2016|Illustration|Private|Completed
Jan 26, 2016|Illustration|Private|Completed
Sep 23, 2015|Digital Image Editing|Private|Completed
Sep 14, 2015|Illustration|Private|Completed
10+ years experience freelancing:
Children's book illustrations, 35 books completed
Book formatting for print using InDesign (for CreateSpace, Lulu, IngramSpark, and more) and eBooks (Kindle).
Book cover illustration and design
Children's book editing and proofreading
Fashion illustration for websites and fashion designers
Graphic design: book & cd covers, logos, business cards, promotional materials, flow charts
Other: artwork commissioned for personal gifts, portraits, word art, landscape paintings, murals
Artwork in a variety of mediums: pen and ink, pencil drawings, colored pencil, watercolor, and mixed media.
Proficient in Photoshop: photo editing, formatting, page design, digital coloring, storyboarding, page mock-ups
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2001 - Present
Starting with mainly murals and portraits, I've been commissioned more and more steadily for various works, including children's illustration, fashion illustration, t-shirt design, logos...the list...
2010 - 2010
Worked at the Toledo Zoo as a caricature artist and face painter. Not only was it fun to be outdoors and working with the public, this experience added yet another facet to my artistic style.