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Looking for your illustrator?

If you're a self publishing author, I feel your struggle. Choosing your illustrator is not an easy task.

That's why I've written down a short guide that sums up all the important stuff about working with me (budget included).

my values

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From character design to final coloured images, through lots of sketches and messages. It usually takes at least 3/4 months to get a book done.



For any kind of project, picture books, early readers, middle grade, a cover can make or break a book.

You need not only a beautiful meaningful illustration, but also a great layout and fonts!

cover design



I love to follow the steps of a book from start to finish, it makes the process a lot smoother and easier.

I can plan a layout that matches your theme and complement the illustrations.

book design


The learning curve for first time authors is sometimes very steep. I can guide you through all the phases to finally have your book in front of you!


Some of the covers I've designed but not illustrated


Deborah Stevenson, Children's books, Illustrator

Deborah Stevenson, author

Aside from her considerable artistic talents, Stella is a joy to work with in all regards. She is professional, accommodating, and I trust her 100% to deliver a quality finished product within the agreed upon time and budget. She is a true collaborator with an eye for detail and a strong desire to create a book that not only can the author be proud of, but she can be proud of as well.

Annarella Morejon, children's book, illustrator

Annarella A. Morejon, author

I personally love working with her, I really trust her sensitivity and her work. Stella is always open to discussion and new solutions. I know that a project in her hands can only improve and grow. Through images, Stella has the ability to tell the story in a different, captivating and poetic way

Angela Catrani, children's book, testimonial, editor, Illustrator

Angela Catrani, editor+agent

I met Stella a few years ago: multifaceted artist with great talent, author of short stories, creator of jewels and clothes. She has hands of gold and a patient nature, always willing to work and experiment, with humility and humor.

Stella illustrates a text trying to go beyond the surface and adding her own personal and original contribution.


Terrel Lefferts,
author+dance teacher

Each image is a beautiful work of art with small details and a masterful use of light and shadow to finesse the gorgeous life-like illustrations. As a thoughtful collaborator, Stella brings ideas to the table and helps with promotion.

You can also find me here


You can browse my profile and ask for a custom quote for your project 

(click on the owl!)


I'm a member of the Society of Children's Books Writers and Illustrators


My portfolio is on


I'm a member of the Association of Illustrators and use their agreement template


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