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 & Graphic Novels
Middle Grade
Picture Books
Science Fiction
Comics Non-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 (over 7 years)

Adjunct Professor of Animation

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


October, 2003 – Present (about 19 years)

Chris has 10 reviews

Communication & Punctuality
Communication & Punctuality

Max Ruscinski
Chris designed a book cover that exceeded every expectation I had! He listened to all of my ideas and added creative ideas of his own that really brought my book to life! I could always count on him to respond quickly and update me on a regular basis. It was an absolute pleasure to work with him and I would definitely love to do so again in the future!

Max Ruscinski, March 2021

Alexander Grass
The book cover that Chris did for my book was incredible. I sent him a few different pictures–ideas drawn from film, TV, and other artists–that reminded me of the antagonist from the book. When Chris was done, it looked exactly as I'd imagined the villain inside my mind. Incredible work. Can't recommend Chris highly enough.

Alexander Grass, August 2020

Chris Bodily
Alexander is a terrific writer and a great person. I would happily work with him again anytime.

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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

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