Danika Runyan

Danika Runyan – Designer

Hi, I have a playful and whimsical art style and have helped illustrate and design over 10 children's books. Reach out and let's talk!



My name is Danika I have worked on children's books with both publishers and individuals looking to self-publish. I've illustrated over 10 children's books, and have loved every project. These books included covers, one and two-page spread illustrations, and spot drawings. My focus in my illustration degree and career has been on digital art and storytelling. Feel free to check out my gallery to see examples of many of the books I've completed.

The average 32-page children's book will take me around 3 months to complete, I can be flexible with deadlines depending on my current workload. I have a whimsical and fun art style and enjoy drawing people, animals, and environments. I can change up my art style a bit so don't hesitate to show me other art examples you'd like to base your book on. I love working on small or large projects and take pride in creating beautiful illustrations.

If you have a finished and ready-to-go manuscript I'd love to hear from you about your project! I'm open to meeting over email, phone, or Zoom, reach out, and let's talk about the next amazing children's book!

Children’s Non-Fiction
Picture Books

Work experience


Jun, 2019 — Present

Creating children's books with both publishers and individuals self-publishing
Illustrating characters and environments for books and board games
Designing book covers and inside spread images with artwork and typography
construct customized artworks for individuals and families


Cover Design Illustration Book Interior Design
Cover Design Illustration
Faith Is

Gwilliam, Kathleen

Cover Design Illustration
The Rich Camel

Harris, Nina

Cover Design Illustration

Danika has 1 review





Lorain A.

Lorain A.

Apr, 2024

Danika was wonderful to work with and helped bring my book to life! I relied on her expertise and vision, and she delivered beautiful illustrations that I am so grateful to have. She was communicative throughout the whole process and responded quickly to my questions. I hope to work with her again in the future!

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