Caitlin B. Alexander

Caitlin B. Alexander - Designer

Manitou Springs, CO, USA

An illustrator with a style that is nostalgic, yet fresh, and charming yet mature! Cover design + picture books. Lover of color + texture.

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Overview


I am excited and open to book cover projects and picture books!

I'm a freelance illustrator from Austin, Texas and new to Manitou Springs, CO with a style rooted in midcentury influence, through the lens of a modern existence. I focus on a representation of repeat patterns and texture in our natural world, observations of daily life, and messages of strength and acceptance, via hand-lettered typography. This love of smaller details-- a cluster of mismatched city buildings, lush color in an old quilt, variations in a garden-- is what I bring to my work: an appreciation for the lovely little things in life.

Let's open the visual world that your words have brought to life!

Some of my previous clients include National Geographic Learning, the American Federation for Teachers, and Ladybug Magazine. I am a lover of books (even below my reading level) and have a massive collection of inspiration at hand, always!


Self-Publishing Client Testimonials:

"Caitlin's illustrations have transformed the scientific text [of my book] into a charming story of sharing knowledge and collective action to inspire us all to help the world stay cool for the next generation... I just compare [her] art to almost anything else on the market, and it's a different level... [Her] aesthetic is what has made this book so wonderful!" --Marianna Linz, author of "Cool For You"

Languages
English
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
Fiction
Contemporary Fiction
Middle Grade
Picture Books
Science Fiction
Women's Fiction
Young Adult

Certifications

  • BFA Summa Cum Laude in Illustration from the Savannah College of Art and Design

Awards

  • Austin SCBWI Portfolio Award, Society of Illustrators Los Angeles Illustration West 49

Work experience

Freelance Illustrator

Self-employed
June, 2011 – Present (over 11 years)

I provide illustration and design services for editorial, advertising, publishing, and small businesses, with a wide range of project scopes and types of clients. Communication is incredibly important to me, and I make sure my clients love the art they are commissioning! In addition to freelance work, I sell prints and products of my own through shops and markets.

Portfolio (15 selected works)

Rainbow Plague

Athena, Lia

Add Color to my Sunset Sky

Bahora Saitova

Hayden's life is turned upside down when his mother -who he thought was dead- turns up on his doorstep, alive and wanting to be a part of his life again.All his life, Hayden grew up believing that his mother died in childbirth, but the truth comes to light one day, making him realise that everything he has believed to be true is a lie.Meanwhile, sparks and tempers fly when he meets Leah, the n... read more

Hayden's life is turned upside down when his mother -who he thought was dead- turns up on his doorstep, alive and wanting to be a part of his life again.All his life, Hayden grew up believing that his mother died in childbirth, but the truth comes to light one day, making him realise that everything he has believed to be true is a lie.Meanwhile, sparks and tempers fly when he meets Leah, the n... read more

Sisters

Louison, Garvey

The Habits of Squirrels

Livingston, Brian

Two Infinite Things

Zubairi, R.M.

Caitlin B. has 21 reviews

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Glenn Fisher
Caitlin is a joy to work with and a true artist when it comes to creating original illustrative material. I have just completed my second project with her (book covers) and am delighted with the collaboration and resulting product. She has an amazing ability to take the crude draft documents I send her regarding my rough ideas and from them she creates beautiful book covers. She gets right t...
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Glenn Fisher, January 2023


Virinder Grewal
Caitlin was the perfect cover illustrator for me! She provided excellent communication and I could tell that she really cared about turning my ideas into a physical form that encapsulated my novel. That is a devotion that I did not expect when looking for a cover illustrator. Caitlin allowed me to be free with my ideas and her amazing creativity and experience helped develop them even further ...
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Virinder Grewal, December 2022


RM Zubairi
I could not possibly have been happier with Caitlin. She's an extremely talented artist, utterly professional, and has an amazing design aesthetic. She worked with me to realize our vision and communicated with me every step of the way, making changes as needed. I'm eager to work with her again.

RM Zubairi, August 2022


Jessica Azenberg
Caitlin is wonderful! She is creative and intelligent and will bring your ideas and book cover to life and much more! I had specific ideas that I brought to the table and she was able to include those ideas as well as bring her own creativity, experience and professionalism which ended up producing a beautiful book cover. She's very kind and easy to work with. I will definitely be using her ser...
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Jessica Azenberg, August 2022


Bahora Saitova
Working with Caitlin was a wonderful experience! She was very patient answering my questions and guiding me to choose the right cover for my book. She brought the vision I had to life and went above and beyond when designing the different formats. It was a real pleasure working with her and I strongly recommend her to anyone who is looking for a professional, friendly and punctual cover design...
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Bahora Saitova, April 2022

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