Csongor Veres

Csongor Veres – Designer

Experienced Children’s Book Illustrator and Book Designer with a B.F.A. in Illustration, showcasing over a decade of expertise in the field.

Overview

I'm a freelance Children's Book Illustrator with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in illustration. With over 10 years of experience in the field, I have a strong background in visual storytelling and character design.

I'm an expert of such design tools as Procreate, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and traditional drawing and painting techniques (pencil, pen, ink, watercolor, oil, acrylic, mixed media). This allows me to create illustrations that are versatile and unique, tailored to your specific needs and preferences.


I specialize in illustrating for picture books, fairy tales, book covers and I draw inspiration from nature, children, dreams, travel, magic, and kindness. My work has been published by international publishing houses like Hallmark and Happiness Mountain Inc.


My working process typically involves discussing your ideas and details first. Following that, I develop characters in black and white, allowing for easy adjustments if necessary. Next, we move on to storyboarding, and once you approve the layout, I proceed with creating the final colored illustrations. Additionally, I can handle the book design for you, eliminating the need to hire a separate book designer.


Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions. I would be happy to answer them and discuss how we can bring your project to life. Thank you for your interest in my work!

Services
Non-Fiction
Children’s Non-Fiction
Fiction
Picture Books
Languages
English
Awards
  • 2021 - Readers' Favorite Book Reviews, 5-star review - illustrations for Marvellous Macey, the Delightful Days
Certifications
  • 2009 - B.F.A. in Illustration - Hungarian University of Fine Arts
  • 2014 - SVS - School of Visual Storytelling - Children’s book illustration, visual storytelling, children’s book market

Work experience

Self-employed

Feb, 2013 — Present

Professional freelance children's book illustrator. Working with self-publishing authors and publishing companies around the globe.

Fauna Trade Ltd.

Sep, 2012 — Apr, 2014 (over 1 year)

I was a designer and a painter of Fauna Trade wooden toy company. I painted puzzle wooden toys for children to teach them about the importance of environmental protection, and why is it better to play with natural toys instead of plastic.

Borke Cultural Association

Feb, 2008 — Jul, 2011 (over 3 years)

I made posters and postcards and other graphic design projects for this organization for 3 years as a full-time graphic designer.

Portfolio

Cover Design Illustration Book Interior Design
Made with Reedsy
A Christmas Legend: The Polar Penguins

Sutch, Aaron James

Cover Design Illustration Book Interior Design
Cover Design Illustration Book Interior Design
Banjo's Day at Work

Shawcross, Beth

Cover Design Illustration Book Interior Design
Cover Design Illustration Book Interior Design
Cover Design Illustration Book Interior Design
Adventure Ahead

Rawls, Linnea V.

Adventure Ahead Publications

A Princess' Journey Into Life's Next Chapter

Geczi, Alexandra

Independently published

Cover Design Illustration Book Interior Design
Made with Reedsy
Wandering Arch

Greear, Sonya

Bowker.com

Cover Design Illustration Book Interior Design
Made with Reedsy
The Best Day Ever

McPhillips, K.D.

Cover Design Illustration
Cover Design Illustration Book Interior Design
Cover Design Illustration Book Interior Design
Cover Design Illustration Book Interior Design
Cover Design Illustration Book Interior Design
My Lovely Dolly

Jimenez, Emma

Cover Design Illustration Book Interior Design
Cover Design Illustration Book Interior Design
Cover Design Illustration Book Interior Design
When I Was Invisible

Mercado, Maria O'neilly

Cover Design Illustration Book Interior Design
Cover Design Illustration Book Interior Design

Csongor has 3 reviews

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Sonya G.

Sonya G.

Apr, 2024

This was my first time hiring a professional and I wish I had done this so much sooner! Csongor has assisted me in so many more ways than making these beautiful illustrations. His work is brilliant and is exactly what I had in my mind when I wrote my book....he brought my thoughts to visual life. He has been professional and knowledgeable throughout our collaboration.
Csongor V.
Thank you very much for the kind words Sonya! I wish you success with your book, it was inspiring to work with you on your book!
Aaron S.

Aaron S.

Dec, 2023

Csongor’s illustrations were wonderful. He did a great job of taking what was in my head and bringing it to life and also filling in the blanks of what I hadn’t thought of. I’ll definitely use him again.
Denise M.

Denise M.

Dec, 2023

Thank you Csongor! You made the characters in my book come alive. I highly recommend your work to anyone who wants to highlight the characters in their book.

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