Claudia Gadotti

Claudia Gadotti - Designer

Auckland, New Zealand

I'm an illustrator who love cover's and children's books. I love working in collaboration with the person who hire me.

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Overview

Hello, I'm a freelance illustrator, I've been working for the last past 12 years with children's books, cover books, posters, illustrations, and portraits. I have a degree in Fine arts with a major in illustrations from the Academy of Art in San Francisco. I currently live in New Zealand. I have an extensive portfolio of children's book publishing. I love every part of my job, every challenge, the creativity, the publishing world, and try to bring to life the characters in a manuscript.
Services
Languages
English
Fiction
Action & Adventure
Christian Fiction
Classics
Middle Grade Fantasy
Picture Books

Certifications

  • Academy of Art University BFA major in Illustration

Work experience

Illustrator

Self-employed
April, 2002 – Present (over 20 years)

Portfolio (21 selected works)

The Magic Owl

Lisa Stammerjohann

A little blue owl has all the books he could ever want, but is lonely. He sees a boy at the edge of the woods and begins to secretly give him books, which brings the owl great joy. But how will the owl continue sharing his books when the cold of winter comes? Filling his heart with the desire to give, he discovers his own magic. Inspired by friendship, The Magic Owl decides to extend his gener... read more

A little blue owl has all the books he could ever want, but is lonely. He sees a boy at the edge of the woods and begins to secretly give him books, which brings the owl great joy. But how will the owl continue sharing his books when the cold of winter comes? Filling his heart with the desire to give, he discovers his own magic. Inspired by friendship, The Magic Owl decides to extend his gener... read more

The Story of Solomon Bear

Phillip Laird

When so many new toys needed batteries, cables, or winding up to keep them going, for Solomon Bear, just the Girl's hugs remained enough. All he knew was that when she held him, there was nowhere else he would rather be. All uncertainty about who he was would melt away, and everything would become bright and clear and beautiful again for him, when he remembered that loving her was his greatest... read more

When so many new toys needed batteries, cables, or winding up to keep them going, for Solomon Bear, just the Girl's hugs remained enough. All he knew was that when she held him, there was nowhere else he would rather be. All uncertainty about who he was would melt away, and everything would become bright and clear and beautiful again for him, when he remembered that loving her was his greatest... read more

The Lioness of Brumley Hall: And Her Most Unusual Grandchildren (Urwelt Chronicles)

Augusta Pearson Benners

Synopsis of Book Azalea knows everything there is to know about Brumley Hall, even though she is only ten years old. She knows her American grandmother morphs into the Lioness on occasion and refuses to be recruited by spy agencies. She's knows that Her Ghostly Majesty, Queen Victoria, is particularly fond of sponge cake with layers of jam and whipped cream at tea time. She knows her cousin, S... read more

Synopsis of Book Azalea knows everything there is to know about Brumley Hall, even though she is only ten years old. She knows her American grandmother morphs into the Lioness on occasion and refuses to be recruited by spy agencies. She's knows that Her Ghostly Majesty, Queen Victoria, is particularly fond of sponge cake with layers of jam and whipped cream at tea time. She knows her cousin, S... read more

Princesses Only Wear Putta-Puttas

Priya Mahadevan

How serious are children when they say they want to be princesses? "Princesses Only Wear Putta-Puttas" is a charming story woven around a bi-cultural little girl, Fey Fey, who visits India for a cousin's wedding. She falls in love with the sights, sounds, and traditional Indian costumes. Fey Fey is convinced that she is an Indian princess and when she returns to her home in the USA, she discov... read more

How serious are children when they say they want to be princesses? "Princesses Only Wear Putta-Puttas" is a charming story woven around a bi-cultural little girl, Fey Fey, who visits India for a cousin's wedding. She falls in love with the sights, sounds, and traditional Indian costumes. Fey Fey is convinced that she is an Indian princess and when she returns to her home in the USA, she discov... read more

Henge's Big Day!: A teeny, tiny book of Machine Civilization

Clayton Barnett

It's a beautiful day for you to be dropping in on Henge's home! Meet her family and find out the very important thing that she's got planned for later! No life is complete without God, and Henge's is no exception! She's an ambitious little girl with big dreams.... Come and see where those dreams lead her!

It's a beautiful day for you to be dropping in on Henge's home! Meet her family and find out the very important thing that she's got planned for later! No life is complete without God, and Henge's is no exception! She's an ambitious little girl with big dreams.... Come and see where those dreams lead her!

Fey Fey Says No

Priya Mahadevan

Anna wandered close to Fey Fey, who was flipping through a book.“Fey,” said Anna, “would you like to go outside and play ball with me?”“NOOOOOOO,” Fey Fey started to scream. “Aw, too bad. I thought you’d like that . . .”“I want to go out,” Fey Fey mumbled after Anna walked away. Upset that he had not heard her, Fey Fey ran out of the room, screaming, “NOOOOOOOOOOOO!”Like many children, Fey Fey... read more

Anna wandered close to Fey Fey, who was flipping through a book.“Fey,” said Anna, “would you like to go outside and play ball with me?”“NOOOOOOO,” Fey Fey started to scream. “Aw, too bad. I thought you’d like that . . .”“I want to go out,” Fey Fey mumbled after Anna walked away. Upset that he had not heard her, Fey Fey ran out of the room, screaming, “NOOOOOOOOOOOO!”Like many children, Fey Fey... read more

Trudeau's Magic Box

Priya Mahadevan

As a little puppy, Trudeau far preferred to chew on rubbish and very inedible things.But when Trudeau was just about to turn two, his taste buds discovered something new. They were in the kitchen inside a magic box, and they sure tasted better than tissues and socks!What new food did he discover? What was in his magic box? Did he stop eating rubbish? Read the book to find out!

As a little puppy, Trudeau far preferred to chew on rubbish and very inedible things.But when Trudeau was just about to turn two, his taste buds discovered something new. They were in the kitchen inside a magic box, and they sure tasted better than tissues and socks!What new food did he discover? What was in his magic box? Did he stop eating rubbish? Read the book to find out!

Caterpillar Coach

Madding, Camilla, Gadotti, Claudia, Ramirez CCLS, Melissa, Church, Grace

Emeline - A Journey

Perry, Kathy J

Hold My Hand, Mama

Martin, Gabrielle

Talkative Tammy and Chatty Charlie

Pennington, Dr Judy L, Gadotti, Claudia

Emmalene: A Tiger's Tale

Bailes, Dan, Bailes, Dan

Emmylou and the Pixels

Mager, Mary Marcella

What to Know Before You Get Your Dog

Strohmaier, Margrit, Gadotti, Claudia

A Christmas Story

Haley, Jonathan

Red Eye of Isles of Shoals

John Makowsky, Claudia Gadotti

Meet Me At Our Tree!: Pachamama Share Her Amazon Rainforest

Morse, Sandra C, Bisignano, Sister Judy, Gadotti, Cláudia

The Very Small Adventures of Anne Katrine

Newman, Nancy Jane, Gadotti, Claudia

Claudia has 19 reviews

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Beverly James
Claudia did ANOTHER amazing illustration for me!!! She brought my character to life and I can't wait to reveal this cover. She is fast, professional and is willing to make adjustments quickly. I look forward to working with her again.

Beverly James, February 2022

Claudia Gadotti
It was great to work with Beverly again!

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J Albright
Came away happy, as usual. Thanks, Claudia.

J Albright, February 2022


Mary Smathers
Claudia is an amazing artist, a wonderful person and a great professional. I have found working with her to be a complete delight. I love her fantastic sketches and gorgeous illustrations. Her work brought my children's picture book to life, just as I had hoped it would. I am thrilled to be continuing to work with Claudia on the next book in my series. You can't go wrong on working with thi...
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Mary Smathers, February 2022


Beverly James
I wanted to cry with joy when I saw the final illustration. It is beautiful and unique, exactly what I wanted. Claudia brought my characters to life! She did an amazing job, was right on time, and eagerly made tweaks or explained why we shouldn't make a change. She is awesome and I plan to use Claudia again very soon!

Beverly James, December 2021


Scott Newman
Claudia is great! Read my last review for more details. We have contracted her services three times, now, and hope to work together more in the future.

Scott Newman, December 2021

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