Mark Bertran

Mark Bertran – Designer

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


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.

Please feel free to write if you have any questions.
Action & Adventure Classics Fantasy Picture Books Young Adult

Work experience


May, 2015 — Present

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


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How to Grow a Marshmallow Tree (Amelia and Paco)

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The Ugly Duckling

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Mark has 4 reviews





Stefanie G.

Stefanie G.

Oct, 2023

From start to finish, working with Mark on my very first children's book was an absolute dream come true. Not only is his artistic style exactly what I was looking for, but his professionalism in handling our collaboration was beyond amazing. Mark set the tone right from the beginning by providing a clear timeline, ensuring that I knew exactly what to expect at each stage of the process. He wa...
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Jana H.

Jana H.

May, 2023

Mark was an absolute pleasure to work with. He always delivered his work on time and put a great amount of effort into it. He was able to bring my vision to life and I'm so grateful for his talent, time and expertise. Highly recommend!!
Jen P.

Jen P.

Oct, 2022

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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Michael J.

Michael J.

Jul, 2022

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.

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