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Children’s Book illustrations

Bring your story to life with enchanting and colorful illustrations! As an experienced illustrator, I’m ready to support you. Take a look at my portfolio and discover how I can help you with illustrations for your next children’s book.

Illustrations for kids books

Let your story come to life with my colorful and cheerful illustrations! My specialization lies in creating illustrations for babies, toddlers, and young children. I’m happy to help you with illustrations that stimulate the imagination and curiosity of young readers.

I mainly create my illustrations digitally, but I also like to add a handmade touch to give the illustration some extra personality. Do you prefer vector illustrations? I can help you with that too.

Need support with the (graphic) design of your book? No problem! With my extensive experience in laying out documents and all knowledge of software such as Adobe, I can assist you with that.

Want to know more? Send me a message to receive information and a free quote!

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I had the pleasure of working with Tamara on a Christmas coloring book with stickers. I can only recommend Tamara highly, as she is a very professional and easy communicator. From calculating the project, to sketches till the final data delivery, the whole process was smooth and easy for both of us.
Tamara had wonderful ideas for the designs and cover, but also was very open about the input I gave.
Her graphical as well as her technical skills made the whole process easy, as she delivers „the whole package“. Illustrations, Typo and Graphic design, as well as preparing the files for printing – she is capable of doing it all, which makes it easy for publishers, as you only have to work with one designer instead of two.
Her illustrations are very cute and on point for the targeted age group.

Thank you, Tamara!

Ina LutterbüseTeamleader Games and Books, moses. Verlag GmbH

Tamara is super creative in what she does. It's great to collaborate with her. She often understands the assignment you outline right away and delivers promptly. She also always clearly indicates when she can have something made. Usually, she can complete a task in a short amount of time. I also appreciate that she can deliver the illustrations in a file format, allowing us to determine how we want to use them ourselves. This versatility enables us to deploy the illustrations across various aspects of our marketing. Her graphic expertise was also instrumental in a project for Speel-Inn, where she provided several examples for a visually graphic character.

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Norma LockSenior Marketing & Communication at Samenwerkende Kinderopvang

From product design to the final artwork for various packaging, Tamara delivers us everything herself. The collaboration is always very pleasant, and we are continually impressed by Tamara's creativity and professionalism. Both her illustrations and the color implementation in our children's products consistently convince us and enchant both young and old.

Maren & NicoleProduct Management

I have appreciated our cooperation for every season. I will hand over my warm recommendation for the cooperation with you to my colleagues.

MelissaProduct Manager @ moses. Verlag

How Does it Work?

  1. Get in touch: you can email me at or call: +31 6 284 923 16.
  2. We’ll schedule a meeting for a discussion (via Zoom or in person) where we’ll go over your wishes and goals for the illustration together. I’ll ask you a number of questions to get a clear idea of what you want. And of course, I’m happy to brainstorm with you.
  3. After our meeting, I’ll make a quote for you. Do we have an agreement? Then I’ll ask for a deposit and start working on the sketches. We start with ‘thumbnail’ sketches first, which I then develop into more detailed sketches.
  4. Feedback on the sketches? No problem! We’ll discuss together what adjustments you’d like to make.
  5. I’ll make the adjustments to the sketches and send them to you. Completely satisfied? Then I’ll proceed with the illustration.
  6. Do you want to make further changes to the layout or illustrations? No problem! Usually, we agree on 1 round of adjustments per project.
  7. At the end of the project, I’ll deliver the files in the desired file formats.

Why choose Tamara?

  • Proven experience: I have created illustrations for various companies and publishers. In addition, I have assisted clients in various areas, from illustrations to graphic design and practical technical solutions. Clients experience me as a pleasant sparring partner.
  • Customization: Every client is unique. That’s why I always offer a customized solution that perfectly fits the client’s wishes and needs.
  • Quality: My illustrations are of high quality and are made with care and attention. I deliver the files in such a way that they can be used well by, for example, a supplier or printer. The files are always neatly organized in layers and groups, making them easy to work with.
  • Pleasant collaboration & communication: I treat each project with attention and place great value on pleasant collaboration and communication. Clients find this very enjoyable.
  • Deadlines: I am used to working with deadlines and always deliver the files on the agreed date.

For whom?

Are you planning an exciting project? I’m happy to work with:

  • Publishers
  • Freelancers & small business owners
  • Companies
  • Institutions
  • Foundations
  • Municipalities
  • Museums

How much does it cost?

I’d like to give you a standard price, but no project I undertake is ‘standard’. The price for an illustration or project depends on several factors, such as:

  •  the scope of the project, including the quantity of illustrations
  • the style of the illustrations
  • the execution (size of the illustration and factors like color usage)
  • the usage (commercial or non-profit)
  • licensing agreements
  • any additional agreements we make (quantity of sketches and rounds of revisions)

That’s why it’s best to contact me for a free consultation, where we can discuss all your requirements. I’m happy to talk to you about the possibilities! Get in touch for more information.

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