I'm a passionate illustrator and book designer specialising in the children's market for over 10 years.
I created all print material for TLN (Teacher Learning Network), including a distinctive book series which stole more than its market share, by standing out against other books in its genre. The first book was reprinted 4 times.
I also produced over 20 publications which were constantly noted for their fresh and innovative design. I pride myself on working closely with the author or editor to realise their vision in a compelling and striking way.
I have fully illustrated over a dozen picture books for major publishers with my signature watercolor style. My books have been reprinted, reissued in different formats, translated, and sold into 12 countries. I have also completed the layout for many of the books I have illustrated.
My clients include HarperCollins, Scholastic, Allen and Unwin, Magination Press, Weldon Owen, Five Mile Press, Igloo Books, Black Dog Books, Funstastic, Hardie Grant, Rigby, Harcourt, Miscellaneous Press, Pearson Education, Cengage, Leader Newspaper.
From publisher: "Jack and Hannah can't work out why Christmas in Australia isn't more...Australian! So they decide to ask Santa to help them make Christmas more Aussie." Children's Picture Book.
Something Very Sad Happened is a useful tool for parents, caregivers, therapists, and teachers to help young children understand the concept of death and begin the process of coping with the loss. Intended for children ages 2 and 3, the book explains death and loss to a very young child in a simple and age-appropriate way. It also serves as a starting point for discussion when parents or other... read more
Tonya Ellis, February 2019
Reply from Kim Fleming
Tonya Ellis, December 2018
Tracy Lee, November 2018
Tonya Ellis, June 2018
Tonya Ellis, May 2018
Reedsy is a community of top publishing professionals. Join Reedsy today to browse 1000+ profiles.
I love how good design can complete a writer's vision and make it engaging. Fantasy, thrillers, historical and fiction really get me going.
Wilmington, DE, United States
I am a Graphic Designer and Illustrator who is influenced and loves all things to do with Illustration, Comics, Films and Poster Art.