Nicholas Child

Nicholas Child – Designer

Children’s picture book illustrator with a charming and stylistic flair, with a love for illustrating animals, people and architecture.


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

I am a freelance illustrator based in Cheshire, England.

I studied art and design, illustration, graphics design and textiles at school. I launched my own illustrated greetings cards business in 2016 where we debuted on the shelves of the design-led Paperchase and Sainsbury’s.

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

I am a children’s book illustrator with a love of creating quirky characters and 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 always provide my illustrations digitally at a high-res or can create them to your specific needs.

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.

Whether you have a fully-realised layout already in place, or jusf 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 hopefully working with you!

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

Work experience


Mar, 2016 — Present

Nicholas has 4 reviews





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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