Melinda Vukonich

Melinda Vukonich - Designer

Royal Oak, MI, United States

Experienced, illustrator with versatile, whimsical style specializing in the children's book market

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I have a degree in traditional illustration from Kendall College of Art and Design in Grand Rapids, Michigan. I spent 8 years in the advertising world as a Studio Artist and finally Art Director, before leaving to pursue my dream of freelancing full time. My time as a staff illustrator on a small team helped me to develop a versatility that allowed me to meet the needs of all types of clients. My time as a freelancer has allowed me to dive into the world of children's illustration, which was always my passion. My style has a range, and whether you're looking for something sleek and bright or hand drawn and loose, I can help!

Children's - Middle Grade
Children's Picture Books
Comics & Graphic Novels
Humor & Comedy
Short Story
Children's Books (Non-Fiction)


  • BFA Illustration, Kendall College of Art and Design

Work experience

Art Director

April, 2008 – May, 2016 (about 8 years)

Art director/illustrator responsible for creating storyboards and custom illustrations for digital marketing campaigns.

Freelance Illustrator

January, 2007 – Present (almost 12 years)

Freelance illustrator

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