I'm an author/illustrator and designer focusing on picture books, chapter books, middle grade, and board books. I also design book covers for all adult genres. I've worked collaboratively with authors, editors, and art directors from major publishers like Random House, Albert Whitman, PI Kids, and Little Brown to develop illustrations that bring manuscripts to life. Kirkus reviews describe my artwork as colorful, vibrant, and exuberant. I have over 15 years of professional experience working with self-publishers and traditional publishers. My experience as an illustrator and my graphic design knowledge make me an excellent choice for illustrating and designing your next book project.
If you're looking for an Art Director to take your project from start to finish and who has experience writing, editing, illustrating, and designing picture books, I'm a great choice! I'd love to partner with you to create an awesome picture book!
I can also design or illustrate your Adult, YA or Middle-Grade book cover.
PLEASE NOTE: Currently, I am not doing interior formatting for multichapter book projects. I'm focusing on cover design in all genres and interior design for picture books! Let me know if you have any questions!
“From crafting the manuscript to fine-tuning each spread of art, Talitha brought such a careful eye to this project, as well as unique perspective on every page. Her art is refreshing, bringing whimsical qualities to a grounded story for children.”
-Elizabeth Schleisman, Finding Beauty Editor, Beaming Books
"Talitha's art for Everybody Says Shalom was warm and joyful—and totally accessible for young children. The research required and the challenges of the book never fazed her; she was a delight to collaborate with."
-Leslie Kimmelman - Former Random House Editor
"Talitha was the perfect partner to help us design our children's book. She is a gifted designer with a great eye for detail, presentation and artistic symmetry. I believe Talitha's talents were a significant and meaningful contribution to the final outcome and can hardly wait to work with her again. I would highly recommend her!!" --
-LaRae Wright (Children Leading Children)
"I have worked with Talitha a number of times now and I will continue to work with her for as long as she'll have me! She is an amazing book designer. Extremely talented, professional and responsive. An excellent communicator and easy to work with. I highly recommend her!"
-Karen Myers - Adult Coloring Book Creator
- Sidney Taylor Award
- IPPY Award
- Junior Library Guild Selection
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