Nicholas Child

Nicholas Child – Designer

Children’s picture book illustrator with a proven track record of delivering successful picture books with a fun and engaging process.


I am very excited to be open to all picture book projects!

I am a freelance illustrator based in Cheshire, England.

Previous clients



Princess Marie-Chantal of Greece x Vendome Press

How I can help you - Let’s bring those words to life!

Proven track record of illustrating successful picture books.

I have 3 clients who are working with me on their third (plus) books.

With a love of creating quirky characters, there’s nothing I love more than bringing my clients stories to life. I provide a fun and enjoyable creative process. I am not scared of using colour but also can work with the most beautiful muted colour palettes.

I work closely with my clients so they are fully involved at all times. I understand how daunting the creative process can be, so I am always there to help guide and support throughout. Professional, polite and I can take direction/art critiques.

Whether you have a fully-realised layout already in place, or just the simple text of the manuscript, I will work closely with you to bring this to reality.

If you are looking to create a charming and wonderful picture book, you have arrived at the right place and I look forward to working with you!

Picture Books
  • Curtis Brown Diploma in Children’s book writing and illustration

Work experience


Mar, 2016 — Present

Nicholas has 5 reviews





jessica B.

jessica B.

Jun, 2023

He’s so talented and he is very great to work with
Brent B.

Brent B.

Apr, 2023

My experience working with Nicholas Child over the course of my inaugural children's book project spanning several months has been wonderful. I'm convinced that artists and illustrators see things others (like myself) don't see, and I highly value his talents in envisioning story characters; situations / scenes / settings; color choices; splashes of humor; and the depth and "fabric" he added t...
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Tom K.

Tom K.

Jan, 2023

“Nicholas Child was a godsend for my children’s picture book, A Christmas Lesson. His ability to bring the story to life with his wonderful illustrations made the whole project one I will never forget. He is kind and generous with his communications. His talents are second to none. I highly recommend Nicholas! 5/5 Stars!” Tom Krause
Ray S.

Ray S.

Dec, 2022

Wow what can I say, I did a lot of research into illustrators, and I’m so glad I went with the talented and creative Nicholas for my book Cat Society. I wanted some initial character illustrations for social media. He really understood the brief, he was very accommodating, he completed the work ahead of schedule, and the resulting illustrations literally blew me away! Thank you Nicolas, I look ...
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Louiza K.

Louiza K.

Dec, 2022

I had a fantastic experience working with Nicholas. As a first time author I was new to the experience of working with an artist and Nicholas made the whole process very easy and fun. I had very specific ideas about what I wanted and I was very particular. Nicholas was incredibly patient and captured exactly the feel I was hoping for in the book cover. The cover was ready before our agreed upon...
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