Kim Fleming

Kim Fleming – Designer

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


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!
Classics Holiday Middle Grade Picture Books Poetry Short Story

Work experience

TLN press

Jan, 2009 — Aug, 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.


Feb, 2003 — Present

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.


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... read more
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.

Kim has 11 reviews





Tonya E.

Tonya E.

Feb, 2019

Kim does great work. I've collaborated on several projects with her and always been pleased.
Kim F.
Thanks so much Tonya! It's been great working with you and getting your awesome books out into the world!
Tonya E.

Tonya E.

Dec, 2018

I have worked with Kim on several projects and she does a great job of communicating and is quick and responsive. Her suggestions on updating fonts on an existing cover design I brought to her to resize dramatically improved the look of my books.
Tracy L.

Tracy L.

Nov, 2018

Kim is just so lovely to work with and most importantly, her work is just gorgeous.
Tonya E.

Tonya E.

Jun, 2018

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

Tonya E.

May, 2018

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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