Colleen Coggins

Colleen Coggins – Designer

Children’s Illustrator specializing in character-driven picture books. I’m interested to work on early readers and middle grade as well!


Children’s Illustrator

***Thank you for your interest!

I’m taking the summer off.

New projects will be scheduled for November!***

10+ years of experience as an animator/character designer/storyboard artist taught me how to create appealing, expressive, and compelling illustrations that tell the story clearly, and I’ve learned how to collaborate with other creatives seamlessly.

I’ve written my own books as well so I understand the struggles and needs of writers. Let me help you bring your story to life, give you the visual anchor so your characters can take flights of the imagination.

To me, story is king, but illustration is queen, the art should not merely complement the written word, but captivate the readers and make them want to come back to your book again and again, finding something new every time. (I love hiding Easter eggs!)

I can change the level of detail and rendering on the illustrations to fit your budget, let’s work together to make your book a reality!

Christian Fiction Picture Books

Work experience


Jun, 2020 — Present

Create covers and interior illustrations for indie children’s authors, poets, and other storytellers.

Mainframe Studio

Jun, 2021 — Dec, 2021 (7 months)

Create storyboards based on script provided by writing team.

Yowza! Studio

May, 2017 — Sep, 2020 (over 3 years)

Character animator on Green Eggs and Ham, and Looney Tunes.

Jamfilled/Boatrocker Media

Jan, 2016 — Feb, 2022 (about 6 years)

Storyboard artist on a boys action adventure tv series for pre-schoolers.


Jun, 2013 — Dec, 2015 (over 2 years)

Lead a team of artists to create Facebook games. Character design, set design, game mechanics, animation.

MAKE studios

Jun, 2012 — May, 2013 (12 months)

Do anything the studio needed! From concept design to final animation.

Colleen has 1 review





Arden L.

Arden L.

Dec, 2023

Colleen was amazing to work with from start to finish! I would especially recommend her for faith-based books as you can tell she highly values providing children and parents with stories that capture a biblical worldview. She is professional, timely, and cost-friendly. I was on an unpaid maternity leave when we started collaborating, so I appreciated her ability to adjust her illustrations to ...
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