Kim Fleming

Kim Fleming - Designer Tick

Providence, United States

I'm a passionate illustrator and book designer specialising in the children's market for over 10 years.

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I have been working as a professional illustrator and designer for over 10 years.

I have fully illustrated children's books for major publishers, such as HarperCollins and Scholastic. My books have been sold into over 12 countries, and translated into multiple languages.

I also enjoy illustrating lifestyle and novelty books as well. My core skills include watercolour painting, digital illustration, typography and hand-lettering.

I have designed many of the picture books I illustrated, and have worked with self-publishers and indie publishers alike. I pride myself on translating the vision of the author or editor into engaging and compelling visuals.

I look forward to hearing about your next project!

** Please note I am currently only taking on new design projects. Unfortunately I am not able to take on any new illustration commitments at this time. Thanks!

Languages
English
Fiction
Children's - Middle Grade
Children's Picture Books
Classics
Holiday
Inspirational
Poetry
Short Story

Work experience

Designer

TLN press
January, 2009 – August, 2016 (over 7 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.

Illustrator/Book Designer

Self-employed
February, 2003 – Present (over 15 years)

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.

Portfolio (3 selected works)

True Blue Santa

Anne Mangan

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.

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: A Toddler's Guide to Understanding Death

Bonnie Zucker

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

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

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Tonya Ellis

I love working with Kim. She offers design ideas that make my books look great and works in a timely manner.

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, June 2018


Tonya Ellis

I am very pleased with the look of my book covers after Kim formatted them. Using her suggestions helped improve the look of my books. She was very professional and responsive to my needs.

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, May 2018


B Booth

As this project was my first time to work with a professional illustrator, I had only the internet and a few writer-friends' advice to guide my expectations. And so, I was uneasy about hiring someone. However, once Kim and I started working together, my nervousness melted away. She is professional, courteous, and patient. Oh, so patient! :) While her talent speaks for itself, and I'm very plea...

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, December 2017


Lee Warsky

Kim is so easy to work with, which is great given she is doing the internal design for my entire series!

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, October 2017


Elspeth Ingram

Kim Fleming is terrific to work with. She sourced an amazing font for my children's book cover that couldn't have been better. This was my first book and she was approachable and professional at all times.

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, October 2017

Kim Fleming

Thanks Elspeth! It's been great working with you and I'm looking forward to your future books :)

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