Claudia Gadotti

Claudia Gadotti – Designer

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


Hello, I'm a freelance illustrator, I've been working for the last past 20 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.

Action & Adventure Christian Fiction Classics Historical Fiction Middle Grade Picture Books Young Adult
Children’s Non-Fiction
  • Moonbeams 2022 Children's Book Award Best Picture
  • Wilbur award nonfiction children’s book for Painting in the dark
  • Academy of Art University BFA major in Illustration

Work experience


Apr, 2002 — Present


Jan, 2002 — Present


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 ... read more
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... 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 ... 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? ... read more
Every morning, Penny and her pod of pelicans fly from their nests to the tidepools to catch fish. Sometimes, while her family focuses on fishing, Penny glides on the hot air that swoops up from the beach. One day, while riding the thermals, Penny becomes separ... 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 afte... read more
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... 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 Ghostl... read more

Claudia has 21 reviews





Dana T.

Dana T.

Aug, 2023

Claudia is a talented illustrator who effectively executed my vision in the illustration she created for me.
Claudia G.
Thank you Dana It was a pleasure to work with you too Claudia
Carolyn R.

Carolyn R.

Jun, 2023

Claudia was amazing to work with. She came up with a creative idea for the cover of my book. She made adjustment to a character at my request and always checked for my approval. She was timely and professional. Above all she is an extremely talented illustrator. I highly recommend her.
Beverly J.

Beverly J.

Feb, 2022

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.
Claudia G.
It was great to work with Beverly again!
J A.

J A.

Feb, 2022

Came away happy, as usual. Thanks, Claudia.
Mary S.

Mary S.

Feb, 2022

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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