Chris Bodily

Chris Bodily - Designer

Ogden, UT, USA

I'm a freelance illustrator with over fifteen years of professional experience. I'm known for my bold line work and intricate compositions.

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I've worked as a freelance illustrator for over fifteen years. I have professional experience working on magazine covers, children's books, event posters, coloring books, and graphic novels. I can work in a variety of styles, but am known for my bold line work and intricate compositions.
Comics (non fiction)
Comics & Graphic Novels
Middle Grade
Picture Books
Science Fiction


  • Bachelor of Art, Illustration, 2004, Southern Utah University


  • Standart Examiner's Recipient for "Forty Under 40", 2015
  • Utah Arts Festival Recipient for the "People's Choice Award", 2015
  • Nurture the Creative Mind Recipient for "Best Community Artist", 2015
  • City Weekly Arty Award Recipient for "Best Illustration Exhibit", 2013

Work experience

Instructor, Comic Books and Graphic Narratives/Digital Illustration

Weber State University Division of Continuing Education
June, 2015 – Present (about 5 years)

Adjunct Professor of Animation

Southern Utah University
June, 2004 – August, 2004 (2 months)


October, 2003 – Present (almost 17 years)

Chris has 8 reviews

Communication & Punctuality
Communication & Punctuality

Matthew Woods
Chris was an absolute pleasure to work with. Even in a pandemic he was responsive and updated me often. His artwork speaks for itself - he is an extremely talented and perceptive individual who can take your writing and bring it to life with is drawings. I would absolutely work with him again.

Matthew Woods, April 2020

Varden Frias
Chris is a uniquely talented artist. He brought my characters to life and made me a book cover that was a work of art. He was always on time, polite, communicative and made sure it looked how I wanted.

Varden Frias, October 2019

David Field
Chris did a phenomenal job with our collaboration. I asked for nine black-and-white character illustrations to accompany the stories in my collection, and Chris offered me a very reasonable rate. He finished well before the deadline and delivered high quality work in that time. The illustrations are crisp and striking and captured the images I had in my head to a T, and my readers agree that th...
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David Field, July 2019

Ken Floro
Working with Chris again was fantastic!

Ken Floro, May 2019

Kate Coombs
Chris Bodily is a talented illustrator and designer. He is also the consummate professional, patient and collaborative. Even though he's the artist and I'm not, he was great about working with me to figure out what I wanted and what would look good, too. He tried different things along the way, creative and proactive. I highly recommend Chris—the final cover is just wonderful!

Kate Coombs, February 2019

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