Nathalie Kranich

Nathalie Kranich - Designer

Westgate-on-Sea, UK

Children's Book Illustrator working with vivid colours, in a detailed, highly rendered style! I do both covers and interior Illustrations.

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I am a German-born, Uk-based Children's book Illustrator using bright, vibrant colours and a rendered style to bring fantastical stories to life! After gaining experience illustrating in the mobile-games industry, I have now been a freelance Illustrator for over two years and have Illustrated for German Publishing company Loewe. Since joining Reedsy, I have completed several projects for self-publishing authors and continue to really enjoy the process!

I pride myself in excellent communication and transparency, so please feel free to get in touch with questions anytime. Thanks for checking out my work!

Middle Grade
Picture Books
Young Adult Fantasy

Work experience

Freelance Illustrator

July, 2019 – Present (over 3 years)

As a Freelance Illustrator, I specialize in illustrating for young readers and children. Since I started working independently I have worked with major German Publisher Loewe on multiple Projects, and completed over 9 self-published book projects with a range of talented authors on Reedsy.

2D Artist and Illustrator

Burke & Best
October, 2017 – July, 2019 (over 1 year)

As a 2D Artist at this small but vibrant studio in the heart of Canterbury I had the pleasure of working in a tight knit team on titles such as 'Captain Planet - Gaia Guardians' and the Amateur Surgeon Series. I created background, character and prop illustrations and aided in UI and graphic design tasks. The work required strict adherence to deadlines, excellent communication and an iterative process with constantly changing parameters and requirements. Not to mention a good sense of humour that could translate into the characters!

Portfolio (9 selected works)

Don't Eat Cake with Monsters

LeFevre, Kent, Kranich, Nathalie

We Share Our Planet

Baquir, Janine M, Kranich, Nathalie

Little Tim and the Magic Apples

Jeffery, Hillie, Kranich, Nathalie

Whoosh! There They Go!: A Slide-tacular Adventure

Salimarkles, The, Kranich, Nathalie

Lukey Dave & the Tower To The Moon

Jeremy Zaborowski, Nathalie Kranich, Nathalie Kranich

Nathalie has 13 reviews

Communication & Punctuality
Communication & Punctuality

John Krause
Nathalie delivered a cover illustration and design better than I had envisioned. She worked with me every step of the way. Ultimately, I had the final say in the decisions, but Nathalie guided me and gave me suggestions on what would work best. This was important to me as a first-time author. I plan to have her illustrate further books for me in my upcoming fiction series.

John Krause, January 2023

Illya Bakurov
I am so happy to have met Nathalie. She is an amazing illustrator, with a great eye to details, and level of thoughtfulness. Her communication style is excellent and punctual. She is also very patient, and empathetic. I am a first time author and I had many questions - Nathalie has been incredibly helpful and insightful during the whole process. We first did sketches, and character development...
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Illya Bakurov, December 2022

Janine Baquir
I needed some changes made to a children's picture book formatting that we previously collaborated on. And Nathalie was so friendly and approachable and agreed to help me with the changes. She is always a delight to work with and has a lot of knowledge and skills. Great communicator and always professional. Thank you!

Janine Baquir, June 2022

Cynthia Olsen
I'm absolutely thrilled to the moon and back with Nathalie's illustrations! Really, it was everything I hoped for and more. My three grown children, who grew up with this children's story, thought Nathalie's work captured the feeling perfectly, and they thought it even looked like a Disney movie on paper! She is so incredibly talented, extremely easy to work with, on time, happily responsive...
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Cynthia Olsen, June 2022

Nathalie Kranich
Thanks so much for the kind review, Cynthia! Your story was such a thrilling one to work on, and you have been an absolute pleasure to work with. I'm very glad to have been able to have a hand in b...
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Janine Baquir
Nathalie has been such a pleasure to collaborate with! She's friendly, professional and knowledgeable. Right from the start, I knew I was in good hands. I think this was her first time formatting a children's picture book ready for print, but she was able to achieve it and produce all the necessary files required. So I'm so thrilled she took on my project, as her illustrations are just absolut...
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Janine Baquir, May 2022

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