Rose Freeland

Rose Freeland - Designer

Pasadena, CA, USA

I help engage young and young-at-heart readers with visually inspiring illustrations, and fun characters, in whimsical environments.

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I am a highly skilled Illustrator and Designer with expertise in creating exciting picture books. My broad style range includes digital and traditional methods for printed books and ebooks. I also design books with title treatments, beautiful layouts, and text flow. My passion is to create fabulous unique illustrations that express your manuscript.

- Illustration and design creator.
- Expert in Adobe Suite and other programs for print and web.
- Image and word editorial strengths.
- In-depth knowledge of printing and digital standards.

With a professional mix of a drive for success and design approaches, I seek ways to achieve excellence. I create hand-drawn and digital illustrations, and I am highly trained and equally passionate about art that inspires. I work closely with my clients to understand the author's vision and present a phase of the design plan in a formal estimate. I provide great pencil sketches and digital-first drafts to arrive at a perfect direction for the illustrations. Once the character is visually discovered, a painting phase and color sampling are presented. I work closely to finalize the images and book throughout each design phase. I welcome online client meetings and will happily schedule convenient times to discuss your new book.

Some of my talents are:
• Hand Sketching
• Character Design
• Vector Illustration
• Watercolor, Pen & Ink


California Institute of the Arts 1993 - Masters of Fine Arts

Art Center College of Design 1990 - Bachelor of Fine Arts, with Distinction

Children’s Non-Fiction
Middle Grade
Middle Grade Fantasy
Picture Books

Work experience

Illustrator and Designer

April, 1996 – Present (almost 27 years)

Portfolio (9 selected works)

The Adventures of Biker Bucky

Cartwright, Tom, Freeland, Rose

Celebrating the Holidays

Valentine, Carolyn, Freeland, Rose

The Yellow Chicken and the Red Fox

Rimmer-McClain, Minnie, Freeland, Rose

Papito and the Golden

Haddad, Racy, Freeland, Rose

With My Daddy

Valentine, Carolyn, Freeland, Rose

On a Hike

Valentine, Carolyn, Freeland, Rose

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