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Talitha Shipman

Talitha Shipman - Designer

Fort Wayne, United States

Award Winning Children's Book Illustrator, Author, Designer and Animator. Ready to make your children's book manuscript come to life!

Overview

I'm an Author Illustrator focusing on picture and board books. I've worked collaboratively with authors, editors, and art directors from major publishers like Random House and Little Brown to develop illustrations that bring manuscripts to life. My artwork has been described as colorful, vibrant, and exuberant by Kirkus reviews. I've had 8 years of professional experience with clients big and small from everything to full length 32 page picture books to short and sweet 16 page board books. I've also worked as a graphic designer and animator for the past 8 years and I create animated trailers for picture books.

Services
Fiction
Children's - Middle Grade Children's Picture Books
Non-Fiction
Children's Books (Non-Fiction)

Awards

  • Sidney Taylor Award

Work experience

Illustrator, Designer, Animator

Self-employed
May, 2008 – Present (over 9 years)

Talitha Shipman is a Sydney Taylor Award winning illustrator and based in Northeastern Indiana.
Talitha's specialties include book, greeting card, and editorial illustration. Talitha has worked with clients in the publishing industry like: LB Kids, Random House, PI Kids, and Albert Whitman and Company.

Since 2008 Talitha has also worked as an animator creating motion content for companies like AT&T, Cummins, Masterbrand Cabinets, and Vera Bradley. She can create animated book trailers that are engaging and perfect for sharing across social media platforms.

Talitha is proudly represented by Astound Agency.

Motion Designer

Blue Pony
September, 2008 – September, 2016 (about 8 years)

Portfolio (5 selected works)

Applesauce Day

Lisa Amstutz

Maria and her family visit an apple orchard and pick apples. Then it's time to turn the apples into applesauce! Every year they use the special pot that has been in the family for generations to make applesauce. First they wash the apples. Then Grandma cuts them into quarters. Follow each step in the process as everyone helps to make delicious applesauce!

Maria and her family visit an apple orchard and pick apples. Then it's time to turn the apples into applesauce! Every year they use the special pot that has been in the family for generations to make applesauce. First they wash the apples. Then Grandma cuts them into quarters. Follow each step in the process as everyone helps to make delicious applesauce!

You Are My Little Pumpkin Pie

Amy E. Sklansky

Your scent is so delightful, Like cinnamon and spice. Each time I kiss your tender cheekI have to kiss it twice.This oh-so-sweet tribute to adorable babies evokes the warmth and comfort of a delicious piece of yummy pumpkin pie. Amy Sklansky's delightful rhyming text makes this new board book the perfect read aloud to show little ones just how much they are loved.

Your scent is so delightful, Like cinnamon and spice. Each time I kiss your tender cheekI have to kiss it twice.This oh-so-sweet tribute to adorable babies evokes the warmth and comfort of a delicious piece of yummy pumpkin pie. Amy Sklansky's delightful rhyming text makes this new board book the perfect read aloud to show little ones just how much they are loved.

Judah Maccabee Goes to the Doctor

Ann D. Koffsky

More than anything, Judah wants to be a good big brother to his baby sister, Hannah. He even uses his new Maccabee shield to protect her from danger!On the last day of Hanukkah, during a visit to the doctor, Judah refuses to have his shot. Surely, his shield can protect him from germs, too!

More than anything, Judah wants to be a good big brother to his baby sister, Hannah. He even uses his new Maccabee shield to protect her from danger!On the last day of Hanukkah, during a visit to the doctor, Judah refuses to have his shot. Surely, his shield can protect him from germs, too!

You Are My Little Cupcake

Amy E. Sklansky

Your smile is sweet as frosting.Your snuggle can't be beat.Your kiss is irresistibleAnd makes each day complete.From their sugar-sweet smiles to their scrumptious little toes, babies are as irresistible as frosting-covered cupcakes! Amy Sklansky's delightful rhyming text makes this new board book the perfect read aloud to show little ones just how much they are loved. With artwork from talente... read more

Your smile is sweet as frosting.Your snuggle can't be beat.Your kiss is irresistibleAnd makes each day complete.From their sugar-sweet smiles to their scrumptious little toes, babies are as irresistible as frosting-covered cupcakes! Amy Sklansky's delightful rhyming text makes this new board book the perfect read aloud to show little ones just how much they are loved. With artwork from talente... read more

Everybody Says Shalom

Leslie A. Kimmelman

A spirited picture-book tour of Israel takes readers to the Old City of Jerusalem and modern Tel Aviv, the desert and the sea, Roman ruins, the Biblical Zoo, a kibbutz, and much more. Lively, rhyming text and vibrant, colorful illustrations offer young readers a trip through this old-new land of many contrasts, cultures, and customs. Readers can also look for a mischievous gecko that plays hid... read more

A spirited picture-book tour of Israel takes readers to the Old City of Jerusalem and modern Tel Aviv, the desert and the sea, Roman ruins, the Biblical Zoo, a kibbutz, and much more. Lively, rhyming text and vibrant, colorful illustrations offer young readers a trip through this old-new land of many contrasts, cultures, and customs. Readers can also look for a mischievous gecko that plays hid... read more

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