Isabelle Arné

Isabelle Arné - Designer

Bordeaux, France

Experienced illustrator for children books, middle grade to teenage book covers with traditional medias and vivid colors.

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I have been an independent illustrator since 2013 and on Reedsy since 2014 for various books projects.

I love to see a book come to life, and If I can help you bring yours to your public I'll be truly glad to !

I have been drawing and making stories all my life. After a scientific degree, I went on to follow my dream as an illustrator in an art school specialized on animated movies.
Once I graduated with my Master's degree I went to work a little on the animation industry but my true love for books inclined me toward books covers and illustrating story books as I do now.
I now have become a teacher since 2018 and teach young students how to draw characters that makes a story to remember.

The way I work is as follow :
- We first talk together of your project, how is going to be your books ? Will it be a cover ? Will you need illustrations inside and out ? What kind of book are you looking for ?
- Then I do the quote
- Once it is validated we start working on the illustrations and art. I do sketch, then lines then color and everything that is needed for a successful and appealing illustration. ( You can see the exemple of it in my pictures )
- When all is ready and validated by you, I send you everything you need to make your book come true !

I hope we can collaborate soon !

And in the meanwhile I'll be probably reading a book~

Languages
English
Non-Fiction
Children's - Non-fiction
Fiction
Comics & Graphic Novels
Fantasy
Romance
Science Fiction
Women's Fiction
Young Adult
Children's
Middle Grade
Picture Books

Certifications

  • Master degree in Illustration and 2D cinema

Work experience

Freelance

Self-employed
November, 2013 – Present (about 6 years)

I have been an independent illustrator since 2013 and on Reedsy since 2014 for various books projects.
I'm mainly doing books cover for middle grade or teenagers. I also do children book illustrations and comics.

Art Teacher

ECV
January, 2018 – Present (almost 2 years)

Teaching young adults how to create compelling characters and designs to remember.

Concept Artist

Betomorrow
May, 2011 – July, 2011 (2 months)

I worked on game design and several concept art for games for phones

Portfolio (8 selected works)

Maria The Wanted and the Legacy of The Keepers (The Keepers Series Book 1)

V Castro

Maria is a wanted woman. She's wanted by and Aztec trafficker, a cartel boss, the people she fights for, and now the Devil she can't resist.Her journey begins as a would-be immigrant turned vampire in Juarez, Mexico until the injustices of the world turn her into somehting else. She's not just out for blood, she wants answers.Maria spends twenty-two years in motel cleaning purgatory trying to ... read more

Maria is a wanted woman. She's wanted by and Aztec trafficker, a cartel boss, the people she fights for, and now the Devil she can't resist.Her journey begins as a would-be immigrant turned vampire in Juarez, Mexico until the injustices of the world turn her into somehting else. She's not just out for blood, she wants answers.Maria spends twenty-two years in motel cleaning purgatory trying to ... read more

Sleep, Tiny Dreamer

Shanita Allen

“Sleep, Tiny Dreamer. Where will you go tonight? Will you swim across the ocean? Or will you take a flight?”This bedtime story poses the question of "where will your little one go in their dreams?" and encourages them to think of all of the endless possibilities. Sleep, Tiny Dreamer is Shanita Allen's first book in the Let's Go Dreaming series. This is a sweet bedtime story full of hope and in... read more

“Sleep, Tiny Dreamer. Where will you go tonight? Will you swim across the ocean? Or will you take a flight?”This bedtime story poses the question of "where will your little one go in their dreams?" and encourages them to think of all of the endless possibilities. Sleep, Tiny Dreamer is Shanita Allen's first book in the Let's Go Dreaming series. This is a sweet bedtime story full of hope and in... read more

Ronnie the Helicopter: Wings

David Lawrence Hoppmann

Take to the skies for learning adventures with Ronnie the Helicopter and his flying friends. When Ronnie the Helicopter realizes that airplanes have parts that he doesn't have, he begins to wonder if airplanes are better than helicopters. But Ronnie soon learns that he can do some pretty amazing things, too! Learn all about what makes airplanes and helicopters so special with Ronnie the Helico... read more

Take to the skies for learning adventures with Ronnie the Helicopter and his flying friends. When Ronnie the Helicopter realizes that airplanes have parts that he doesn't have, he begins to wonder if airplanes are better than helicopters. But Ronnie soon learns that he can do some pretty amazing things, too! Learn all about what makes airplanes and helicopters so special with Ronnie the Helico... read more

Le lièvre et les grenouilles (French Edition)

ISABELLE ARNE

L'histoire touchante d'un lièvre qui rencontre un groupe de petites grenouilles très joyeuses. Elle chantent toute la journée, ne pourraient-elles pas le laisser tranquille ? Une belle histoire positive et colorée pour les petits. Une histoire inspirée par les fables de la fontaine, et réécrite avec une fin inédite.

L'histoire touchante d'un lièvre qui rencontre un groupe de petites grenouilles très joyeuses. Elle chantent toute la journée, ne pourraient-elles pas le laisser tranquille ? Une belle histoire positive et colorée pour les petits. Une histoire inspirée par les fables de la fontaine, et réécrite avec une fin inédite.

Just Say You're Mine

Christina Hamlett

"Will do anything legal for $50,000." When a flighty young heiress answers his classified ad for emergency funds to repair his fishing boat, it's almost a dream come true for Nantucket native Kevin Dunbar. Unfortunately, it's the worst nightmare imaginable for the spoiled and self-absorbed Rachel McCarrick. Intent on temporarily passing Kevin off as her fiancé until the real love of her life c... read more

"Will do anything legal for $50,000." When a flighty young heiress answers his classified ad for emergency funds to repair his fishing boat, it's almost a dream come true for Nantucket native Kevin Dunbar. Unfortunately, it's the worst nightmare imaginable for the spoiled and self-absorbed Rachel McCarrick. Intent on temporarily passing Kevin off as her fiancé until the real love of her life c... read more

Specular (IXI COMICS Book 1)

L.K. BROOKS-SIMPSON

The first installment of the IXI COMICS series by author L.K BROOKS-SIMPSONThis novel is of the fantasy/superhero fiction genre and tackles some important implications of mental health and Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID).Imagine being afraid to fall asleep in fear that you will not wake up to the life you know. This is exactly what Tre Moon experienced at nine years old. He awakes to his ... read more

The first installment of the IXI COMICS series by author L.K BROOKS-SIMPSONThis novel is of the fantasy/superhero fiction genre and tackles some important implications of mental health and Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID).Imagine being afraid to fall asleep in fear that you will not wake up to the life you know. This is exactly what Tre Moon experienced at nine years old. He awakes to his ... read more

Midnight Creek Tales (English Edition)

König

Five characters are on the run from a tyrannous ruler of the land called King Gladius. Upon their escape from his kingdom, they must face many obstacles and monsters along the way to reach the only safe haven where Gladius' powers don't exist. Along the way, the characters on this journey find happiness in dark and desolate times by spinning tales of macabre horror and fantasy.There’s…A lion w... read more

Five characters are on the run from a tyrannous ruler of the land called King Gladius. Upon their escape from his kingdom, they must face many obstacles and monsters along the way to reach the only safe haven where Gladius' powers don't exist. Along the way, the characters on this journey find happiness in dark and desolate times by spinning tales of macabre horror and fantasy.There’s…A lion w... read more

Soda Pop Drop

Mallory Howell

Isabelle has 19 reviews

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Communication & Punctuality

Dave Hoppmann
As always, an optimal collaboration! I really appreciate Isabelle's ability to be nimble and agile when changes in strategy are necessary. And as usual, her illustration and design talents are impeccable. On our most recent project, Isabelle was able to easily and flawlessly transition to marketing element deliverables from our previous book-specific project. I look forward to working with ...
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Dave Hoppmann, October 2019


Dave Hoppmann
Isabelle's and my collaboration began in early 2019 and has recently culminated in finalization of files specific to the first book of a three-book series. Throughout the process, aside from Isabelle's obvious talent, she has consistently demonstrated a high degree of professionalism, quality, value, and ability to maintain an open and constant line of communication. In addition, the process...
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Dave Hoppmann, June 2019

Isabelle Arné
Thank you Dave for your review ! It was a great pleasure to work with you and the editor on this book. I'm so glad you enjoyed our collaboration. I too am looking forward to our next collaboration ...
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Kristin Glasbergen
This is my second project with Isabelle. She's been prompt and professional. Communication is excellent. I highly recommend her!

Kristin Glasbergen, May 2019


Bretigne Shaffer
Working with Isabelle has been a complete delight! She is completely professional, very organized, quick to respond to communication, and very receptive to feedback and making changes. She brought in another artist to work on this project, and all of the communication and work went very smoothly and was done in a timely and prompt manner. Most importantly: The final product is FANTASTIC! I woul...
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Bretigne Shaffer, April 2019


Kristin Glasbergen
I had a wonderful experience working with Isabelle. Communication was prompt and clear. She responded to all my feedback with efficient turn around times.

Kristin Glasbergen, March 2019

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