Kiera Paxton

Kiera Paxton – Designer

Freelance illustrator specialising in kidlit and cover design.


I am a freelance illustrator and book cover designer. I enjoy using bright and fun colours to bring life to my illustrations and designing book covers with meaning, whilst paying close attention to detail. I work digitally, bringing my love for loose lines and textures to create whimsical illustrations.

I specialise in middle grade, fantasy, coming of age and young adult for cover projects and, anything magical, whimsical or overly sweet and fun for picture book and interior projects.

I think that good communication is very important when working with clients and I am always open to any feedback and will try to find the best solution at every stage of the working process.

I want to know everything about your book from the tiniest of details to the overall plot! I’m always happy to accommodate your vision. You can be as specific or as abstract as you like, and if you're unsure about an approach we can talk it through.

Middle Grade Middle Grade Fantasy Picture Books
  • AOI World Illustration Awards 2022 for New Talent in Book Covers

Work experience


Mar, 2021 — Present

I have been providing freelance illustration and design services for a diverse range of clients.

Avery Hill Education

Jun, 2022 — Sep, 2022 (3 months)

• Formatted, arranged and designed book layouts according to company standards.
• Prepared files for print.
• Created assets and adjusted existing assets to stay on brand, be consistent and enhance the artwork.


Made with Reedsy
Oliver Toast and the Secret Woods

Bailey, Dylan

Kiera has 2 reviews





sam J.

sam J.

May, 2023

Kiera made a great cover for my book, The Secret of the Arboretum. She captured both the tone and the personalities of the characters perfectly! I highly reccomend her.
Dylan B.

Dylan B.

Apr, 2023

Kiera was an absolute joy to work with. Not only did she communicate with me through every step of the design process, but was open to any changes I had. I adore the book cover she created for me.

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