HELLO, PLEASE INTRODUCE YOURSELF:
Hi! I'm Stephanie Fizer Coleman and I’m a children's book illustrator, designer, and Photoshop teacher. Usually, you'll find me in my home studio, surrounded by books, stacks of sketches, and many cups of tea. Having worked fulltime as an illustrator and designer for nearly a decade, my client list includes: American Greetings, Papyrus, Sellers Publishing, Noel Tatt, Mudpuppy, Chronicle Books, Highlights Magazine, and Ladybird Books.
HOW DID YOU START YOUR ILLUSTRATION BUSINESS?
My illustration business grew from my Etsy shop. As my Etsy shop grew, my work was noticed by art directors and I slowly started getting freelance work and licenses. Actually, for several years, my shop kept me so busy it was difficult to fit freelance work in. About 3 years ago, I decided to scale my shop back and spend more time focusing on illustration and design jobs instead. Early last year, I signed with a children's publishing agent and since then have been happily illustrating books and kids' magazine spreads.