Izzy Bean

Izzy Bean – Designer

Professional children's book illustrator for over 15 years, specialising in beautifully detailed illustrations full of life and emotion


Hello, my name is Izzy Bean!

I have been illustrating for clients all over the world for 15 years as my full time job - specialising in colourful, detailed, expressive illustrations full of life and emotion.

Since graduating Bolton University in Greater Manchester, UK with a 1st class degree in illustration, I have illustrated hundreds of books, including the international hit 'Reindeer in Here', books for Scholastic, Tesco, Nu and many more for both established and indie authors.

My illustrations are instantly recognisable for their playful style that captures the attention of children all ages, but I am flexible enough to offer many different options to suit the theme of your book and make sure your illustrations are unique to you.

I pride myself on being easy to communicate with, fast to respond to messages, hardworking and above all, always putting 100% into every illustration I draw.

I never use AI in any form, everything I draw is hand drawn with a digital paintbrush from initial sketches to final colour.

Please take a look at my portfolio and get in touch if you'd like to work with me - let's create something special together!

Children’s Non-Fiction
Picture Books

Work experience


Sep, 2009 — Present

In 2009 I teamed up with my partner Jack to add publishing services to my illustrations. With Izzy and Jack, we can illustrate, design, edit, publish and print all in one place!


Santa Claws

Gardella, Tricia

Omar the Owl

Holloway, Damere

Messy Bessie's First Pet

Henderson, Barrie


Little, Richard

Journey of Coco Coyote

Roebuck, Jennifer

Who Did This?

Cooper, Vix J

Puppy Brothers

Nikolopoulos, Christian

Bee In The Sea

Reed, Adam

Our Friend Paisley

Doyle, Stacy Lee

Emmy's Epic Fall

Rasamny, Mary

The Wilson's Family Adventure

Walker, Drayton & Lauryn

The 4th of July Mouse

Younger-Henderson, Sharon

Little Red Overalls

Aaron Burakoff

My First Pet

Pearson, Kevin

My Crown

McFarlane, Chauntom

Mary Sue's Kooky Diary

Caffrey, Maureen B

Little Charlotte and the Piano

Holliday, Charlotte Tacy

Please Stop! Go Tell!

Brown, LCSW, Michelle

It Takes Just One

Simson, Suzanne

Beauty and the Bees

Aaron Burakoff

Izzy has 6 reviews





Lamar G.

Lamar G.

Nov, 2023

What more can I say about Izzy that hasn't already been said. She continues to produce illustrations for my books that are creative, wild and just draws you in to the story. If you need an illustrator, who does it all and takes all the worries out of being an author like worrying about setting up Amazon KDP, Ingram Spark, Barnes & Noble and so forth then Izzy is your person. She makes it s...
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Lamar G.

Lamar G.

Oct, 2023

Izzy never fails with her out of this world illustrations and ideas. This was my second book with Izzy and I think she nailed it so of course I'm working about bringing something new to the world with Izzy during the third book in this series. Thank you, Izzy, for all you do and continuing to make my books for children around the world to enjoy my stories until the end of the human race!
Izzy B.
Lamar is always fantastic to work with. His (and his daughters) stories are full of wild imagination and it is a pleasure to illustrate the beautiful worlds they think of. He is easy to communicat...
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Damere H.

Damere H.

Jun, 2023

Working with Izzy was an amazing experience. She helped me expand my knowledge within the world of being an author. She brought my book to life and I am very pleased with the final product. I definitely look forward to working with her again.
Jeff and Ashley W.

Jeff and Ashley W.

Jun, 2023

We love working with Izzy! She is a creative and talented illustrator and book designer. Izzy's communication is prompt and professional. She comes up with fun ideas that add an extra touch to the story. Izzy is dedicated to getting each scene just right to ensure the highest quality book. She is kind and thoughtful and extremely hard working. We would highly recommend Izzy to anyone looking fo...
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Lamar G.

Lamar G.

Jun, 2023

So let me start by saying that Izzy is a fantastic illustrator who is a pleasure to work with. She took all my ideas and created something better than I imagined and thanks to her drawings my book was awarded its first 5-star review. Izzy is easy going, smart and can imagine some pretty wonderful stuff to create based off the things you are thinking in your head. Her art is top notch and ...
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