Kseniia K

Kseniia K – Designer

Illustrator specializing in magical, cozy picture books for children.

Overview

Illustrating children's books is a passion that lies close to my heart, particularly when it comes to crafting narratives that are kind, imbued with a sense of cozy comfort, and filled with magic.


My personal experiences with childhood bullying and managing an anxiety disorder have given me a profound understanding of the importance of inclusivity in children's literature. This empathy extends to my artistic expression, where I am passionately drawn to themes such as body positivity, empathy, multiculturalism, self-acceptance, emotional intelligence, environmental mindfulness, and self-care. These themes are more than just concepts to me; they are integral to my work, lending both depth and purpose to my illustrations. My artwork has been featured across the globe, with publications in the United States, United Kingdom, and China


Among the projects that hold a special place in my portfolio are the “Courageous Kids” series for Waldorf Publishing, which celebrates bravery in various forms, and Christine Francis’s enchanting “Mr. Inker” books, which tell the story of a young boy and his extraordinary talking pen. In addition to these, I have had the privilege of collaborating with numerous traditional publishing houses and have also played a pivotal role in helping many self-publishing authors realize their vision through my artwork.


My approach to illustration is deeply collaborative. I take great pride in working closely with authors, dedicated to accurately and creatively translating their narratives into visual masterpieces. This process involves a meticulous attention to detail and an unwavering commitment to enhance the storytelling, ensuring that each illustration not only complements but also elevates the text it accompanies.


If you like my illustrations, drop me a line here on Reedsy, and let’s work together!

Services
Non-Fiction
Children’s Non-Fiction
Fiction
Picture Books
Languages
English

Work experience

Self-employed

Oct, 2016 — Present

Specializing in full-page illustrations for children’s picture books. My previous clients include Noble Road Publishing, Greenleaf Book Group Press, Waldorf Publishing, Land of Tales, Reading Potato, Pascal Books, Cove Publishing, Indie Earth Publishing, Preemie Book, The Dreamwork Collective, and Stateroom Statements.

Portfolio

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My Friend Doesn't Have a House

Spadaro, Maggie

Cover Design Illustration Typography Book Interior Design
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Give a Rainbow

Ott, Gretchen

Cover Design Illustration Typography Book Interior Design
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Two Bulldozer Buddies

Kuprienko, Tatyana

Illustration Typography Book Interior Design Production Management
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Small But Strong: A Story for NICU Families

Grieves, Deidre

Cover Design Illustration Typography Book Interior Design
Cover Design Illustration Typography Book Interior Design
My Friend Stu

Laura Day

Cover Design Illustration Typography
Cover Design Illustration Typography
Mr. Inker Goes to School

Christina Francine

Cover Design Illustration Typography
All My Jobs

Laura Day

Cover Design Illustration Typography
Cover Design Illustration Typography
Cover Design Illustration Typography
Cover Design Illustration Typography
A Trip to Paris

Casey Williams

Cover Design Illustration Typography
Cover Design Illustration Typography
Cover Design Illustration Typography
Cover Design Illustration Typography
Mr. Inker Finds a Home

Christina Francine

Cover Design Illustration Typography

Kseniia has 6 reviews

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Maggie S.

Maggie S.

Mar, 2024

Kseniia was the most amazing artist to work with, I truly could not have chosen better! She is so understanding, patient, and kind, and she is an incredible talent! She brought my children's book to life in the most beautiful way, I can't imagine choosing anyone else! She was always extremely communicative and patient with my questions and quick to adjust any notes I had. If you're looking for ...
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Kseniia K.
Thank you, Maggie, for your kind words! Working on your children's book was a pleasure. I'm thrilled that you're pleased with the results and valued my dedication. Here's to future collaborations! ...
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Indie Earth P.

Indie Earth P.

Feb, 2024

Working with Kseniia has been a wonderful experience! She was kind, caring and communicative throughout the process and always made sure we were satisfied! Would 100% work with again!
Kseniia K.
Thank you, Flor, for everything!
Thalia S.

Thalia S.

Oct, 2023

Kseniia was an absolute dream to work with and I couldn't recommend her enough!
Tatyana K.

Tatyana K.

Sep, 2023

It was a pleasure working with Kseniia on illustrations for my first book. She was very responsive, incorporated all of my many edits, and was very patient with all of the back and forth. Illustrations came out beautifully and enhanced the story. I would work with Kseniia on any of my future projects.
Kseniia K.
Dear Tatyana, I hope this message finds you well. I wanted to extend my deepest gratitude for your recent collaboration with us. Your insights and dedication have greatly enriched our project, and...
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Gretchen O.

Gretchen O.

Jun, 2023

Collaborating with Kseniia was truly wonderful! She met every deadline, was incredibly warm and friendly, and brought my story to life in the most beautiful way. I appreciated her thoughtfulness, prompt responsiveness and clarity when I asked questions. It felt like I met the perfect person to illustrate my book. I will always be so grateful that I got to work with her. (And, if I write another...
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Kseniia K.
Dear Gretchen, I am eagerly looking forward to the opportunity to collaborate with you on captivating and meaningful stories in the future. I firmly believe that our combined efforts will continue ...
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