Javier Gimenez Ratti

Javier Gimenez Ratti – Designer

Children's Book Illustrator, worked on over 30 books and have 10 years of experience.

Overview

Hi! I'm Javi from Buenos Aires, Argentina. I've been drawing children's books for the last 10 years and I plan to keep on doing it for the next 40 or until I lose my hand in the war against the machines, whatever comes first.

I like painting colorful, dynamic scenes and making stories and characters pop from the page. Every book I'm working on is my favorite work to date since I'm always getting better and pushing myself to deliver the best possible artwork. I'm always looking forward to my next project because I know it's going to be my best. Hopefully, I'll be my best in your book.

Feedback and communication is important, and I usually follow a series of steps in the process to allow the authors to have input in every step of my creative process:

- First comes a storyboard, with simple but clear compositions for each of the illustrations to get the flow of the book right.
- Then comes the final sketch illustrations where I will sketch every element and character that will appear in the final version.
- Then comes the final color version that I will work on, although I sometimes also deliver a rough version of the color palette on each image in case you want any changes before I finish everything up.

There is an image in my portfolio that shows an example of this process, be sure to check it out along with the rest of the gallery.

I hope you really like what you see.

Javi.
Services
Fiction
Action & Adventure Children's Comics & Graphic Novels
Non-Fiction
Children’s Non-Fiction
Languages
English
Awards
  • Reader's Favorite Illustration Award

Work experience

Self-employed

Aug, 2010 — Present

Portfolio

Pirate Bear

Song, Sonya Annita

The Two Lou’s Switcheroos is a charming story of identical twin boys who grow up trading places with each other (pulling switcheroos) in order to do twice as much as any one person could ever do. They don’t switch places to be mean to people, they’re just tryi... read more
“Follow Sandy and her Grandpa through rhyme and verse on a trip to Dan D's Candies, Sandy’s favorite candy shop! Along the way, Grandpa teaches Sandy the importance of brushing her teeth daily -- a lesson he learned a little too late.”This fun book will help p... read more
You've never seen these EPIC Bible stories portrayed like this before... Join us on an exciting journey through ancient times and discover some of the most famous adventures from the bible. From Adam and Eve... to Noah and his tremendous Ark.... These characte... read more
Ferocious the Fabulous Cat (1)

Benjamin Dean LaBelle

Ferocious the Fabulous Cat is a whimsical tale about a cat that protects her precious family. Follow Ferocious' journey, from meeting her human, watching her family grow, playing and getting into trouble. The vibrant art paired with an engaging and fun story w... read more
Is it ever hard to find time every day to connect with your child in a meaningful way? Do you wish there were an easier way to create memories and magical experiences together?Working moms A. Storie Twister and C. Wunder are right there with you. They crafted ... read more

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