Caitlin B. Alexander

Caitlin B. Alexander – Designer

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

Overview


I am excited and open to book cover projects! I am currently booking for 2024 picture books as well.


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"

Services
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
Fiction
Contemporary Fiction Middle Grade Picture Books Science Fiction Women's Fiction Young Adult
Languages
English
Awards
  • Austin SCBWI Portfolio Award, Society of Illustrators Los Angeles Illustration West 49
Certifications
  • BFA Summa Cum Laude in Illustration from the Savannah College of Art and Design

Work experience

Self-employed

Jun, 2011 — Present

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

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The 38 Impossible Loves of Naoko Nishizawa

McDiarmid, Monna

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The Final Catharsis

Grewal, Vinnie

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Munching On The Sun

Oleksiw, Mr. Mark Paul

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Time's Musicians

Oleksiw, Mr. Mark Paul

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Gitmo and Back Again

Fisher, Glenn

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Two Infinite Things (The Infinite Trilogy)

Zubairi, R.M.

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Strong Roots, Wayward Soul: A Memoir

Hughes, Christy

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The Corner of Now and Then

Landon, Mike

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Rainbow Plague

Athena, Lia

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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... read more
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Somewhere on This Rainbow

Haddad, Simha

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The Blue Tarp: And Other Nocturnal Musings

Fisher, Glenn

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Sisters

Louison, Garvey

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The Habits of Squirrels

Livingston, Brian

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Baking Is Messy And So Is Life

Roberts, Steven E

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Two Infinite Things

Zubairi, R.M.

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How To Be A Best Friend

Kachigan, Corey

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After Everything

McDiarmid, Monna

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Born in the Water

Monks, Bree

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The Peony Sutra

Hochstedler, Nicholas

Caitlin B. has 34 reviews

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Taylor S.

Taylor S.

Apr, 2024

Caitlin was incredible to work with - very professional and personable. As a first time author, I really appreciated her open collaboration and the time she took to explain all the different steps throughout the process. She is very easy to work with and it's evident that she really cares about her clients and delivering exactly what they're looking for. I would love to work with her again!
Terri H.

Terri H.

Apr, 2024

Caitlin has an eye for quality. She completes the job on time or earlier.
Beth W.

Beth W.

Apr, 2024

Caitlin's work is superb. I'm more than pleased with the result. But most importantly, she managed me well. I am a debut author at age 70 with some inexperience in the digital world. I, also, stressed about rights of ownership and being fair to those involved. She knew what to tell me to get me to relax and get moving. I learned so much from her. Thank you, Reedsy, for bringing her to me.
Nicholas H.

Nicholas H.

Mar, 2024

Caitlin was amazing! Her artwork elevated my book to a new level and she went above and beyond in helping me navigate the process. Definitely recommend!
Monna M.

Monna M.

Mar, 2024

Working with Caitlin Alexander has been one of my best decisions in my author career. She has now created two covers for me and her work is gorgeous. She is professional in every aspect of the process; she responds quickly to email and communicates clearly and kindly. Hire Caitlin. You won't regret it.

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