Klara Kalko

Klara Kalko – Designer

Artist/ illustrator, book designer. I specialize in children's books, but am open to other genres (visual novels, poetry, non-fiction).

Overview

Hungary-based artist / illustrator and book designer. Originally from Ukraine. My styles: ink and watercolor, pen and ink, good ol’ pencil, occasional personal experiments with impasto and mixed media. I specialize in children's book illustration and books about animals, but am open to other genres, especially visual novels, poetry, and non-fiction. In addition to that, I have experience in cover art design, book interior design (closely familiar with KDP requirements), character design and cartoons. 8+ years of experience working in Adobe CC (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator) and a certificate in book design.

Services
Fiction
Children's Christian Fiction Comics & Graphic Novels Poetry
Non-Fiction
Children’s Non-Fiction Inspirational Nature Self-Help & Self-Improvement
Languages
English
Certifications
  • LinkedIn course in book design
  • College of Media and Publishing (UK) - editing and proofreading course

Work experience

Klara

Jul, 2018 — Present

Klara has 6 reviews

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Meghan K.

Meghan K.

Jan, 2024

Professional and responsive
Klara K.
Meghan is professional, very polite and clearly describes what she wants.
Kristina A.

Kristina A.

Sep, 2023

Klara delivered an incredibly artistic and detailed image of a phoenix bird rising out of the flames (as I asked), which was so beautiful. I am so happy with this image for my book and plan to work with her many times going forward.
Klara K.
Working with Kristina is an incredibly enjoyable experience. She's a great person to collaborate with. Room for creativity, clarity + flexibility (we discuss things and try several options, if nece...
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Kristina A.

Kristina A.

Aug, 2023

Her illustration of a tiger staring at the reader takes my breath away. I sent her an idea for the image, but what she was able to create far exceeded my expectations!
Klara K.
Thanks =). I think we had the same idea in mind. Mission accomplished.
Kristina A.

Kristina A.

Aug, 2023

This is the second time that I have worked with Klara. Highly professional. Beautiful illustrations and am grateful that she has been generous with revising the sketches per my requests. So happy about the end product.
Klara K.
Glad to work with Kristina again. Crystal clear requirements, space to develop a few ideas, and flexibility when discussing options for the final illustration. A pleasure to collaborate with =).
Kristina A.

Kristina A.

Jul, 2023

Klara was fantastic to work with. Her illustrations are very detailed and beautiful. She provided many options before going forward with the final version. She was also very patient with my many, many requests for illustration revision as I figured out what I really wanted. I would absolutely hire her again.
Klara K.
Very pleasant and smooth collaboration. I really enjoyed working with Kristina. She was very kind, supportive and responsive throughout the project. Will gladly work with her again. Thanks a lot ...
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