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.


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"

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

Work experience


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.


Time's Musicians

Oleksiw, Mr. Mark Paul

Munching On The Sun

Oleksiw, Mr. Mark Paul

The Final Catharsis

Grewal, Vinnie

Two Infinite Things

Zubairi, R.M.

The Habits of Squirrels

Livingston, Brian


Louison, Garvey

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
Rainbow Plague

Athena, Lia

Caitlin B. has 27 reviews







Oct, 2023

This is the second time I've worked with Caitlin, as she designed the cover for the first book of this series. She's an amazing artist and a thorough professional. We talked about tweaking the design of this book to make it more genre-appropriate, and then also went back and adjusted the first cover to match. The result was phenomenal and I'm looking forward to working with her on the final boo...
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Alexander S.

Alexander S.

Sep, 2023

Caitlin is a professional and fun to work with. I chose her for her style but also really enjoyed her collaborative approach and patience with a writer who knows nothing of creating a cover. She stuck with me through all of my little requests to arrive at a cover I am very very happy with. She responds in a timely manner and delivers when she says she will. I highly recommend her!
Lisa M.

Lisa M.

Aug, 2023

Caitlin is simply the best! She brought my story to life in ways I never imagined, and I couldn't be happier with the final product. She's responsive, flexible, communicative, incredibly talented, and above all, FUN to work with. I hope we can collaborate again in the future.
Monna M.

Monna M.

Jun, 2023

The 38 Impossible Loves of Naoko Nishizawa is my debut novel so everything about this process was new for me. I could not have chosen a better cover illustrator and designer than Caitlin. She explained the process in great detail, understood my vision for the cover, delivered great sketches, and created a gorgeous final cover in four different formats (ebook, paperback, hard cover and audio). I...
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Mark O.

Mark O.

May, 2023

I truly enjoyed working with Caitlin. She totally captured the spirit of what I was hoping to achieve. She also communicated in a timely manner, keeping me posted at every step. She is a very talented artist and would recommend her to anyone for cover design and illustrations. Mark

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