David Gnass

David Gnass - Designer

Kingston, ON, Canada

Professional Illustrator specializing in Children's Books with a heart for the natural world and a belief that we all have a story to tell.

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As a professional freelance illustrator from Kingston, Ontario, Canada my first love is nature. Living in a country that abounds in rugged natural beauty gives me all the inspiration to illustrate beautiful, richly colorful artwork that I think provides a unique style, yet time honoring. I loved to be challenged with characters of all sorts and have illustrated many throughtout the 30 books I have illustrated for Mascot Books and several private clients.

A professional illustration project requires excellent communication will shine through the constant communication -- from character development and storyboard through to the finished rendered proofs. I will maintain that communication at each step, always paying close attention to what the client envisions and adding my owns insights were I feel they are required. This process will achieve polished, professional illustrations that will help to make your story come alive and stand out.

Work experience

Freelance Illustrator

January, 2014 – Present (over 7 years)

I am a hard working freelance illustrator specializing in children's books illustration.

I have illustrated over twenty five children's books for the hybrid publisher Mascot Publishing, and and also for the former Tate Publishing.

I have also produced book cover illustrations and other various illustrations for independant clients.

I am looking forward to serving your illustration needs.

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