Transform Your Vision into Vibrant Stories with a Seasoned Illustrator.

As a dedicated children's book illustrator, I specialize in bringing stories to life with vibrant, full-color illustrations in both watercolor and digital formats. My services are tailored to match the unique aesthetic and artistic style of your book concept, ensuring your vision comes to life just as you imagined.

Childrens Book Illustrations

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  • Single Page ($200)

    Single Page
    (Illustration on 1 page, text on the other)

  • Double Page Spread ($400)

    • (EITHER 2 x full Single Page illustrations
    • OR
      1 x FULL double page Illustration that extends across BOTH Pages
  • Front + Back Cover (Total $450)

    Full Illustration of both front and back covers

  • Spot Illustration ($150)

    Spot illustrations or half page illustrations

  • Graphic Design - Set Up For Print ($60 per hour)

    Adobe Indesign file set up to dimensions specified via Ingram spark and or Amazon ready for print.

  • Additional Licensing (Please enquire)

    If you would like to use illustrations created for your story for other purposes like journals, affirmation cards or other printed collateral, additional fees apply.

  • Submit a Design Request

    Explain what you have in mind for your project, by filling out the form below with details of your childrens book illustration request. I will provide an estimate and/or advise you of the best package to help make your design dreams a reality.

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  • Payment Method

    • Once we have determined the best package or service type for you, I typically invoice my customers in blocks of 2 or 4 pages at a time, instead of 50% of the whole book.
    • This is a more convenient method for self published authors so they can pay as they go.
    • Upon payment of each 2-4 pages, a finished, detailed concept will be delivered within 6-14 business days pending studio work load.
  • Illustration and Design Concept

    • I will typically use digital illustration to illustrate your childrens book design and help bring your vision to life.
    • If requesting traditional watercolours additional fees may apply.
  • Review & Edit Your Design

    • You will be entitled to 2 x complimentary rounds of edits per double page spread, so we can adjust element layouts, colours etc.
    • Edits over and above stated package inclusions will be charged pro rata at my hourly fee. 
    • Requests for full re creation/re design of artwork will also be charged pro rata hourly ($60.00)
  • Additional Edit Fees

    • In cases where you may request edits over and above package inclusions an invoice will be issued for the outstanding balance.
    • You will be notified as we go, when your complimentary edits have been used for each page, and
    • For example:  if you request quite a few things to be re/illustrated  I will charge pro rata per hour but cap the price at the agreed page price so you won't ever pay more than a page at a time.
    • Bank transfer and online payment methods are accepted
  • Let's Support Each Other

    • I'd love to help support you on your book publication journey, and share about you and your book and the work we created together.
    • If you're happy too; lets share and tag each other on socials.

Recent Publications

Explore the latest stories brought to life through my illustrations.

Written by Erin Hendricks & illustrated by Stacey Bigg

Shine Your Light

A sneak peek of an exciting children's story coming soon

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Written and illustrated by Stacey Bigg

Braving The Dark

Darkness may seem scary at first, but with a brave heart and a curious mind, it can become an adventure waiting to be explored." Join Benny Bear, a lovable forest inhabitant, as he confronts his fear of the dark. With twinkling stars above, Benny's fears come to life, until one day, he discovers that bravery and friendship can transform even the scariest of nights.

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Written by Vanessa Lee & Illustrated by STACEY BIGG

Araic and the Dragonflies

Araic is a seven-year-old girl who does not have many friends. She has never seen a dragonfly before and is unsure what they are.
This is a story about making friends in unlikely companions.
It explores loneliness, playing and seeking connection in unlikely friends that are not human beings.
The story also weaves spirituality through it as symbolism of the Dragonflies and Araic learns who the dragonflies remind her of.

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Written by Erin Hendricks & Illustrated by Stacey Bigg

One Day

ONE DAY is a beautiful story for children and their families who feel worried and anxious throughout the course of their day and lets them know that these feelings are normal and that it will all be okay. It's a book about big emotions, feelings, positive thinking and affirmations throughout a day with beautiful imagery and illustrations. An empowering whimsical picture book that invites us to explore and embrace our emotions. Visit to learn more!!

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Client Work - Children's Book Illustrations

Frequently Asked Questions

What Type of Medium Do You Use?

I typically illustrate childrens book's using Ipad Procreate App to create digital illustrations with gorgeous textures. For traditional methods using watercolour and or pencil additional fees may apply as this process takes a longer time frame to complete due to cleaning artwork and readying for print.

Do You Request Royalties or Upfront Fees?

For self publishing authors there are many different ways an author and illustrator can work together. I am happy to discuss your preference and to see what feels right.
Some options we can both consider are

1) Upfront fees (no royalties- typically fees may be higher in this instance)

2) Smaller Up front fees + Royalties (royalties are only paid once smaller up front fees are recouped by author).

How Long Does It Take To Complete A Project?

I will usually provide you with an estimate at the time of a quotation based on current studio workload, however childrens books can take between 2-6 months to finalize including client edits so it's great to start planning ahead if you have a project ready.Typically I can illustrate 2-4 pages in a 1 week cycle prior to providing to you for edits. 

Where Can I Self Publish My Book?

If you are working with a publishing house it is best to check with them directly before hiring an illustrator, as often a publishing house likes to nominate an inhouse illustrator for the project.

BUT for self publishing authors, there are some great print on demand companies like Ingram Spark, Amazon KDP, Create Space and Lulu, that allow you to print copies as you need them instead of having large upfront costs and ordering MOQ's.The Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators has some very helpful information regarding all things publishing and may be worth a read.

Can You Help Get My Book Ready To Print?

I have had experience setting up self published books to be printed with Amazon KDP and and Ingram Spark and use Adobe InDesign to set up documents for print. 

This service is charged pro rata hourly at $60.00

A project price may be quoted at my discretion.

Email to discuss your requirements.

I am/My Business is Based Outside Australia. Can We Still Work Together?

Yes! Absolutely! Many of my clients are from different parts of the world.

We can communicate via email and schedule Zoom chats where needed/applicable.

Artwork and files are sent by WeTransfer which is a free and secure platform you and I are able to use.