Nathalie Kranich

Nathalie Kranich - Designer

Westgate-on-Sea, UK

Illustrator focusing on cover and interior illustrations for young readers as well as picture books, with work inspired by the fantastical

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Overview

I have dabbled in many things, but Illustration is the only one that stuck! After gaining experience as an Illustrator in a mobile games studio, I am now hoping to debut in the publishing industry to make a more meaningful connection with young readers. I specialise in colourful, semi-realist and high detail illustration that brings characters and scenes to life. My work is inspired by the fantastical and mysterious and the wonders of human nature.

Working with many a private client on character commissions, I pride myself in excellent communication skills, a fast turn around time and quick adaptation to feedback. I explore the spirit behind the characters and bring stories to life in colour.


Services
Languages
English
Fiction
Middle Grade
Picture Books
Young Adult Fantasy

Work experience

Freelance Illustrator

Self-employed
July, 2019 – Present (over 1 year)

As a Freelance Illustrator, I specialize in illustrating for young readers and children. Having actively learnt from the SVS community, I have worked with the German Publisher Loewe and worked on a number of self-published children's book projects. I started with Fantasy illustration, and my style still focuses on vividly coloured, dramatically lit scenes with plenty of detail and atmosphere.

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!

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Jacqueline Zdanis
Nathalie has been incredible to work with! Fast, professional, easy to work with and the quality of the illustrations she has done for me are outstanding. I’d like to highlight her ability to capture exactly what you are looking for in an image as well. I couldn’t be happier with the work and would recommend her to anyone looking for high quality images.

Jacqueline Zdanis, June 2020

Nathalie Kranich
Thanks so much for this lovely review! It has been a pleasure working with you on your card illustrations and I hope the project goes on to do very well.

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