Penny Weber

Penny Weber – Designer

I have been lucky enough to work as a Children's Book Illustrator since 2007.

Overview

It was 2007 when I began working in my dream job, as a children's book illustrator.

Since then I have worked on too many projects to count!


One of my favorites was the "Chris P Bacon" series written by Len Lucero and Kristina Tracy published by Hay House Publishers. I did three books centering a the very heroic, little pig. Working with Jennifer Richards at Hay House was a dream come true.


I recently completed an eight book series for Free Spirit Publishing in their Learning About Me and You Early Social Skills series beginning with "I Belong" and including, "I Listen," I Share, I Grow"... and more. I'm so proud of these books!


I have illustrated for both the trade and the educational market working with publishers like Free Spirit Publishing, McGraw Hill Education, Pearson Education, Bright Sky Press, Raven Tree Press, Compass Media and Nelson Publishing, just to name a few.


Working with writers who initiate the projects has become more and more common. There are some beautiful books out there that are being self published and I'm so happy to be part of them.


I have been so lucky to "meet" some wonderful and creative people from the comfort of my downstairs studio in Long Island, New York. Everything I do is over email and recently I moved to painting completely digitally. All of my illustrations are done on Photoshop. I still wear my smock but it stays very clean!


Working digitally helps me to work faster while maintaining the quality product I am used to providing. I love my Mac and Waacom tablet and now I could not illustrate without them. Working digitally makes deadlines fun for me. I have never missed one!


My specialty is drawing and painting people and animals. As I kid I was obsessed with drawing faces of celebrities, sports figures, family members and neighbor's pets.


Now I am paid to do it and sometimes I still cannot believe my luck. I would be so happy to work on your project!



Services
Fiction
Middle Grade Picture Books
Languages
English

Work experience

self employed

Mar, 2007 — Present

I have worked consistently since 2007 with many publishers art directors and writers. My client list includes:
Free Spirit Publishing, Hay House Publishers, Tilbury House Publishers, McGraw Hill Education, Seed Learning, and Learning A-Z
Raven Tree Press, Sadlier, Nelson Publishing, RCL Benziger, Mondo Publishing, Compass Media, Heinemann, Pearson Education, and Bright Sky Press

Portfolio

It's moving day. After a long morning of chores and unpacking, Jorge and his family — brother, sisters, mom and dad, and grandparents — have eaten a quick lunch, then gone back to emptying boxes. Soon Jorge is ready for a cookie break. But where is the cookie ... read more
Uh-Oh Baby!

Rhonda Whitaker

Uh-Oh Baby! is a baby bedtime story that provides parents and babies a special time for shared learning experiences and loving cuddles. It celebrates the wonder and the delight of “uh-oh” moments seen through the eyes of sweet infants and toddlers as they lear... read more
This lavishly illustrated book sparks the imagination as a young girl dances in the stardust, races a supernova, and chases fire-breathing dragons across the sky.
Ava's Adventure

Laura Pedersen

Informed by her parents that they can’t afford to send her on a weekend snowboarding trip with her friend, Ava escapes to her room.There she begins using her imagination for creative play, and in the end has a better time than her snowboarding friend while mak... read more
If the salvation of your children is important to you, please give serious consideration to this book. It teaches essential truth that you won’t find in other children’s books, not even the most popular ones. Main features of the book It’s biblically accurate.... read more
For more information on bucket filling and free downloadables and resources, visit bucketfillers101.com.A simple question, Will You Fill My Bucket?, is fervently asked by children from twelve different countries. In this award-winning, 32-page picture book, sw... read more
Many children of divorced or separated parents live by turns with their dad in one home and their mom in another. For most such kids, things are different than they used to be, and they’re different with Dad than with Mom. As these children move between homes,... read more
Wanda's Better Way

Laura Pedersen

Young Wanda is a girl on a mission; she wants to decide what to do when she grows up. Will she be a dancer? A landscape designer? Maybe a pastry chef? Her teachers and parents all make suggestions, but Wanda sets out to explore each option on her own. Along th... read more
I Am Unique!

Jennifer Vassel

"I Am Unique!“ is a story about self-love and sharing your unique gifts with the masses. Erin is the main character of the story. She has a birthmark and a passion for acting. Erin wants to try out for the leading role in her school's play, but when her best f... read more
Shantelle, You Smell!

Shantelle Moxie

There was someone at school whom I did not like- a horrible, mean girl named Nancy Van Dyke. "Shantelle, You Smell teaches not only about the emotional devastation of bullying, but also teaches a lesson of compassion rather than revenge. The reader will gain a... read more
Allegra's Hat

Mira Kelley

Told with a flowing, rich style, Allegra’s Hat is the simple yet powerful story of the delightful journey taken by a beautiful hat that is pulled from the grip of a young girl by a gust of wind and swept far away across the sky to encounters with several anima... read more
This is the second book in a three book series of children’s books featuring Chris P. Bacon—the little pig that’s been inspiring oodles of people. This story will pick up for the first one left off. Here’s a quick bio of dear friend: Chris P. Bacon is one luck... read more
Chris P. Bacon is one remarkable pig. Born with malformed hind legs, he was taken to a veterinarian to be euthanized—but luckily, that vet was Len Lucero, who saw that the little guy was special. Chris P. went home with Dr. Len and within a matter of weeks bec... read more
Welcome to the life of Chris P. Bacon! This adorable baby pig, who was born without the use of this back legs, became a YouTube and talk-show sensation when his adopted dad, veterinarian Len Lucero, posted a video online of tiny Chris learning how to use a car... read more

Penny has 17 reviews

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Kathy S.

Kathy S.

Sep, 2023

I can't say enough good things about Penny to do this review justice. I'm an indie author with a unique main character. I've been waiting over 25 years for my debut book to go from dream to reality. After looking through many illustrators' bios, I reached out to Penny for collaboration. She has been an outstanding partner in my initial children's picture book. I plan to use her for book #2...
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Penny W.
Thank you Kathy! Harley was such a fun challenge and I'm thrilled the illustrations pleased you. Thank you for being so easy to work with! -Penny
Michele W.

Michele W.

Jun, 2023

Penny is an amazing illustrator whose specialty is drawing children's faces. My main character came alive with all his expressions and emotions shown through Penny's beautiful illustrations. She was responsive to my requests of adding or changing sketches. Penny did a wonderful job of coloring the final pages and adding details.
John P.

John P.

Nov, 2022

Penny is very talented and highly professional and I am planning to work with her in the future. She understands authors and provides high-quality cover designs and illustrations. I thoroughly recommend her to any author who writes children's books. You will not be disappointed, in fact, the opposite.
Rebecca V.

Rebecca V.

Nov, 2022

Penny has been a dream to work with! She listened carefully and brought my story to life in such a special way! This is my first children's book and I can't wait to see it in print! Highly recommend Penny!
Penny W.
Thank you Rebecca! I enjoyed working with you so much. Thank you for being so easy to work with and for choosing me to illustrate your wonderful book!
Chaitra W.

Chaitra W.

Oct, 2022

Penny is an incredibly talented illustrator, and her communication and receptiveness to feedback throughout the design process was wonderful!

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