Talitha Shipman

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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!

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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 can design your Adult, YA or Middle Grade book cover, and create interior layout or animated trailers for picture books.

Languages
English
Non-Fiction
Art
Children's Books (Non-Fiction)
Nature
Fiction
Children's - Middle Grade
Children's Picture Books
Christian
Cultural & Ethnic Themes
Historical Fiction

Awards

  • Sidney Taylor Award

Work experience

Illustrator, Designer, Animator

Self-employed
May, 2008 – Present (over 10 years)

Talitha Shipman is an award winning illustrator and designer 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 a designer and 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.

Illustrator

Self-employed
September, 2016 – Present (about 2 years)

Motion Designer

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

Portfolio (6 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

Mommy, Why Is Your Hair Pink?

Shannon Bahrke Happe

Mommy, Why Is Your Hair Pink? written by Shannon Bahrke Happe and illustrated by Ingrid Ochoa tells the story of a young girl who dreamed big dreams and wanted to do so much. She loved doing so many things but, best of all, she loved sports. She wanted to be the best skier in the world and dreamed of competing in the Olympic Games. Wow, that’s a very big dream for a little girl! But the only t... read more

Mommy, Why Is Your Hair Pink? written by Shannon Bahrke Happe and illustrated by Ingrid Ochoa tells the story of a young girl who dreamed big dreams and wanted to do so much. She loved doing so many things but, best of all, she loved sports. She wanted to be the best skier in the world and dreamed of competing in the Olympic Games. Wow, that’s a very big dream for a little girl! But the only t... read more

Talitha has 3 reviews

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Julie Anne Eason

Talitha is the consummate professional. She worked seamlessly with us on a tight publication deadline and produced an amazing book. Don't look any further for help with your children's book--just hire Talitha!

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Julie Anne Eason, September 2018

Talitha Shipman

Julie and Kevin are wonderful clients to work with! They're great communicators and very understanding and considerate.

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Julie Anne Eason

Talitha was a true professional from start to finish! I highly recommend her work with children's book design.

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Julie Anne Eason, August 2018

Talitha Shipman

Julie was a great client to work with! She was understanding, a great communicator, and allowed me the freedom to use my skills to assist them in their book design. She was open to suggestions and was able to clearly articulate when they needed changes or tweaks.

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LaRae Wright

Talitha Shipman 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 (color palette and font choice and psychology) and meaning. Talitha communicated well with the entire team - publisher, author and illustrator and was articulate and patient to deal with differences of opinions and offer profes...

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LaRae Wright, February 2018

Talitha Shipman

I just want to say that LaRae and the whole team were great to collaborate with! She's very considerate of artists and designers and wants to create picture books with the highest quality in mind. I would definitely work with her again!

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