Dora Knuteson

Dora Knuteson – Designer

I make playful, expressive art for children's covers/interiors. Expect eye-catching designs, clear communication & on-time delivery!


I am a digital illustrator with a lifelong love for books and learning. My playful approach to illustration combines stylized shapes and texture with bold color palettes and a touch of whimsical charm. I’m particularly drawn to expressive characters that make me smile!

With over 15 years of experience honing my craft, I bring a kaleidoscope of experience across various industries. Throughout my journey, I've honed the art of listening intently to client aspirations, weaving their visions into captivating designs, all while communicating clearly at every step.

I am especially interested in illustrating covers and interiors for the children's genre - where I can create engaging visual adventures that inspire young minds!

When working with me you can expect:

- Eye-catching artwork

- Clear communication

- On-time and on-budget delivery

Please feel free to reach out if you'd like to learn more!

Children’s Non-Fiction
Picture Books

Work experience


Jun, 2005 — Present

I provide illustration and graphic design services tailored for publishers and authors. While I have a particular passion for creating artwork in children's non-fiction and picture books, I'm always eager to explore diverse genres where my style is a perfect fit! My experience spans across various industries, offering creative solutions for both print and web. Additionally, I'm a fine artist—my paintings are available for purchase through my website and are showcased in a gallery located in Naples, Florida.

Dooley & Associates, LLC

Sep, 2008 — Present

I am the Art Director at Dooley & Associates – a full service marketing agency. I am the lead designer for projects such as logo design/branding, advertising campaigns and websites and throughout my tenure I have worked with clients in a broad range of industries. I specialize in capturing the true essence of a brand to create designs that are memorable, meaningful, and visually impactful.

Burczyk Creative Group

Jun, 2005 — May, 2008 (almost 3 years)

I designed and developed various printed materials including direct mail, brochures, logos, catalogs, displays and banners – with a major focus on health care advertising media. It is in this role that I learned the value of communication and mastered the art of time management and meeting deadlines.

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