Izabela Ciesinska

Izabela Ciesinska – Designer

Award-winning children's book illustrator. I also art for games, animation, and other fun stuff :)


From my earliest days in the crib, I longed for nothing more than to look at pictures and then attempt to draw them. I absorbed every picture book I could get my hands on - I read them all, drew them all, and I smelled all the pages.

Soon enough I discovered the amazing world of animation. I even tried to animate my own scenes only to discover that tracing 24 frames per second was easier seen than done. Eventually my ambitions set on illustration, and many broken pencils and torn up pictures later, I went on to create art for various picture books, activity books, games, and films.

I consider myself most lucky to be able to do what I do. Quite often people carry their stories and ideas around for years before they finally gain the courage to manifest them. And when they come to me with a book or project, I am very much aware that what they come to me with are their very dreams, which I am most honored to help bring to life.

Selected Clients:

Oxford University Press, M&M Filmz, Big Sunshine Books, Concordia Publishing House, HIP Publishing, Insight Editions, Pentecostal Publishing House, TJX Canada, United Methodist Publishing House


-Creativepool Annual Awards 2022 - Silver Winner/People’s Choice

-Creativepool Annual Awards 2020 - Shortlist (Illustration Category)

-Readers Favorite 2015 - Gold Medal (“More Than Mud” children’s book)

Children’s Non-Fiction Christian Non-Fiction
Christian Fiction Middle Grade Middle Grade Fantasy Picture Books
  • Creativepool Annual Awards 2022 - Silver Medal Award (for illustration)
  • Creativepool Annual Awards 2022 - People's Choice Award (for illustration)

Work experience


Apr, 2006 — Present

Izabela has 1 review





Azaziah Y.

Azaziah Y.

Mar, 2023

Izabela can be trusted to create an art piece that exemplifies beauty, true artistic knowledge and skill, and attention to detail. Beyond that, her communication and understanding throughout the process was well above expectations. I couldn’t imagine that hiring another artist would have been as amazing of an experience as working with Izabela.

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