Nicholas Child

Nicholas Child – Designer

Experienced published Children’s picture book illustrator - Clients Princess Marie-Chantal of Greece x Paperchase x Sainsbury’s -


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 several 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 7 reviews





Nicole P.

Nicole P.

May, 2024

Nicholas was absolutely wonderful to work with. This was our first time writing a book and going through the publishing process. Nicholas answered all of our questions, gave us guidance, and took us step-by-step through the process. We really appreciated his willingness to collaborate and bring our ideas to life, as well as provide his own insights and wisdom stemming from his experiences. The ...
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Tracy A.

Tracy A.

Apr, 2024

Great illustrations! Thank you!
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

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