Colleen Coggins

Colleen Coggins – Designer

Children’s illustrator. 20 years experience in creating energetic, charming, emotive images that hit you right in the feels 😁 Talk to me!


Children’s Illustrator

***Booked full until June!***

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!

Children’s Non-Fiction
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.


Made with Reedsy
A Tail of 2 Dogs

Johnson, Kara

Cover Design Illustration Typography Book Interior Design
Made with Reedsy
Why Don't We Believe in Santa Claus?

Levine, Arden Remnant Gewirtz

Cover Design Illustration Typography Book Interior Design Production Management
Cover Design Illustration
Cover Design Illustration Typography Book Interior Design Production Management
Cover Design Illustration Typography Book Interior Design Production Management
Cover Design Illustration Book Interior Design Production Management
Illustration Book Interior Design
Cover Design Illustration Book Interior Design Production Management
Cover Design Illustration Typography Book Interior Design Production Management

Colleen has 4 reviews





Michael S.

Michael S.

May, 2024

As a first time Children's book author, Colleen has been a joy to work with and made this an incredible first time experience. I look forward to collaborating with her again!
Kara J.

Kara J.

Apr, 2024

She has now illustrated two of my books, and I will use Colleen repeatedly. She is the best in the business!
Chris H.

Chris H.

Mar, 2024

Working with Colleen on our children's book project was an absolute delight. From the onset, her professionalism and commitment to delivering high-quality work on time were evident. What set Colleen apart was her proactive approach; she frequently asked insightful questions, prompting us to consider aspects of the project we hadn't initially thought of. This not only enhanced the final product ...
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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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