Featured Illustrators

Tiana Dauwalter

Tiana is a children's book illustrator from a small town in southwestern Minnesota. She loves living on her hobby farm in the country, loves animals, going to the lake and finding treasures at flea markets. She is an alumni of the Minneapolis College of Art and Design and holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Illustration. Her work has realistic whimsy and is children's book focused with expressive characters. View Portfolio

Tom Grodek

Tom focuses on children's book illustration and loves the idea of building worlds and franchises specifically for kids. Whether it be science fiction, fantasy or just pure childhood imagination, Tom hopes to bring whole new universes to life for the picture book market. His work is a mix of digital and traditional techniques. He typically begins on Tom focuses on children's book illustration and loves the idea of building worlds and franchises specifically for kids. Whether it be science fiction, fantasy or just pure childhood imagination, Tom hopes to bring whole new universes to life for the picture book market. His work is a mix of digital and traditional techniques. He typically begins on paper but finishes onscreen, with a goal of obscuring the line between traditional and digital. Tom's illustration work features bold colors, cinematic compositions and kids being kids. Since graduating from the Savannah College of Art and Design with a Bachelors Degree in Illustration, Tom has spent most of the last decade in marketing as a production artist, designer and art director. A year ago he decided to leave advertising to re-dedicate himself to illustration. View Portfolio

Tom Zilis

I have an extensive experience working in the commercial art field. I focus on illustration, cartooning (both editorial and illustrative) and graphic design. My career has included working freelance as well as working internally for agencies/design firms and in corporate creative departments in positions ranging from graphic designer to art director. Among the many projects I have worked on I've illustrated a wide variety of children's books and educational materials. These have covered a wide array of topics using different illustrative styles appropriate to the subject matter both in traditional media and digital. My work includes creating editorial cartoons for a newspaper, creating illustrations for advertising, storyboarding as well as creating icons for Fortune 200 and 500 companies. I take every project as an opportunity to grow and develop new skills and abilities. View Portfolio