Although I love illustrating picture books, I am also open to, and excited for, cover design projects!
I'm a freelance illustrator from Austin, Texas 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!
(One Reedsy cover project is completed and in production, so I'll be adding that Amazon link soon!)
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"
“Caitlin was a dream collaborator! Her art is as incredible as I'd hoped, & she was communicative & receptive to my feedback, & even found ways to make sure I could get the art I needed within my budget. I can't wait to work with her again!” —Audrey Taylor Ward, author of “Rebel Risen”