Chris Bodily

Chris Bodily – Designer

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


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 Fantasy Horror Middle Grade Picture Books Science Fiction
Comics Non-Fiction
  • 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
  • Bachelor of Art, Illustration, 2004, Southern Utah University

Work experience

Weber State University Division of Continuing Education

Jun, 2015 — Present

Southern Utah University

Jun, 2004 — Aug, 2004 (2 months)


Oct, 2003 — Present

Chris has 10 reviews





Max R.

Max R.

Mar, 2021

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!
Alexander G.

Alexander G.

Aug, 2020

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

Matthew W.

Apr, 2020

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.
Varden F.

Varden F.

Oct, 2019

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.
David F.

David F.

Jul, 2019

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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