Mark Bertran

Mark Bertran - Designer

Athens, Georgia, USA

I'm an illustrator specializing in children, young adult books. I had worked with several independent authors as well as publishers.

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I'm a children's book illustrator with a passion for bringing amazing stories to life in a style that is fresh and colorful. I started working as a designer and illustrator since 2015 and 3 years ago started illustrating kids and young adult books.

My role as an illustrator includes everything from storyboards of the book, character design, selection of colors to background design. It is important for me to establish a transparent and eloquent communication stream with the client from the first sketches to the final art.

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Action & Adventure
Picture Books
Young Adult

Work experience

Independent Freelance Illustrator

Mark Bertran
May, 2015 – Present (over 7 years)

Illustrator for multiple book projects most of them childrens narratives and in different formats, from audio to ebooks and print.

Portfolio (3 selected works)

The Ugly Duckling

Janie Reinart, Hans Christian Andersen, Mark Bertran

Las Enseñanzas de Mamá Elefante (Spanish Edition)

Cuesta S., Ivonne Karina, Bertrán, Mark

Mark has 2 reviews

Communication & Punctuality
Communication & Punctuality

Jen Pickering
I am a complete novice in this entire adventure and Mark was nothing but experienced, professional, and supportive the entire way! It must be so hard to onboard such a newbie into this experience, but I never felt like my questions were beneath his expertise, he gave me confidence and supported my ideas, and explained just enough to not overwhelm me with details he could handle. I highly recomm...
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Jen Pickering, October 2022

Michael Jantscher
Mark was a pleasure to work with. He created a sample illustration based on my story and communicated in a timely manner. I did not end up choosing Mark to illustrate my story but had a good experience working with him.

Michael Jantscher, July 2022

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