About the illustrator

My name is Bekah, I'm 23, and I'm a children's book illustrator based in the UK. I was born in Wisconsin, but I spent most of the first 16 years of my life in Bolivia.

After I moved back to the US, I finished high school and went to university in La Crosse, Wisconsin. During my degree I also studied fine art in Spain for a semester.

In April 2019, during my final year of university, I married my husband Sam. We've known each other since I was 12, and grew up together in Bolivia. He is British and secured a job in Swindon, England, so we moved there.

I continued illustrating while working part-time for a local charity, and when I was made redundant during COVID-19 I decided to pursue being a children's book illustrator full-time.

Education

BA Art & BA Psychology Degrees

University of Wisconsin - La Crosse (May 2019)

  • Art History 1 & 2

  • Advanced Painting

  • Colour theory

  • Intermediate 2D design

JI Case High School, Racine (June 2015)

American College Prep Diploma

  • With accelerated IB Art course

Skills

Technical Skills

  • Procreate 5 for iPad

  • Adobe Photoshop

  • Adobe Illustrator

  • Adobe Dimension

  • Office 365 Suite

Key Soft Skills

  • Creative thinking

  • Problem solving

  • Communication

Languages

  • English (Native)

  • Spanish (Fluent)

Work Experience

Co-founder at Goosio Creative

Swindon, England (June 2020 - Present)

  • Goosio Creative is a branding and web design company working with small businesses, small charities, and churches

  • I co-founded the company with my husband

  • My responsibilities include visual identity design, wireframing, and illustration for web

Owner at Bekah Grace Illustration

Various locations (Sep 2015 - Present)

  • "​I’m Hungry" Project - illustrated children’s book and school readings (2016)

  • Oktoberfest Mural - painted mural in downtown La Crosse (2016)

  • Fashion Week Poster - illustrated poster design (2017)

  • "Worm McWorm & The Decomposers" - illustrated children’s book (2018)

  • "Ricky, Buddy & Marshall" - illustrated children’s book (2018)

  • All student juried exhibition - art featured three times (2016, 2018, 2019)

  • "Koko Goes to School" - illustrated children’s book (2020)

  • Imagine Colouring Book - illustrated colouring book for Refugee Week (2020)

  • Online shops - illustrated products for sale through Redbubble and Coral

  • Worked as a retail assistant for UET, a charity supporting children and young adults with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND)

  • My responsibilities included: visual merchandising, sales, and training young adults with SEND to work with me in the charity shops

Swindon, England (Oct 2019 - Mar 2020)

Uplands Enterprise Trust

I also love:

  • Healty eating

  • Charity shops

  • Art museums

  • My husband

  • Pattern Church

  • Swindon City of Sanctuary

  • Harbour Project

I volunteer with:

Interests

Get in touch

I'm a children's book illustrator for hire, so if you're looking for someone to work with on a project, please get in touch!

 

Finding a children's book illustrator to work with is a big decision, so I'd love to have a chat to see if I'm right for what you're working on.

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