Children’s Book Author Illustration and Design Services

Turn your story into an eye-catching 
children’s book
with original
characters and illustrations!

My illustration and design services provide a one-stop shop for the children’s book author. I will bring your ideas to life with custom illustrations and provide professionally designed cover and interior layouts of your book creating a cohesive and professional aesthetic to lend credibility and, more importantly, attract reader attention. With my illustration and design packages, you will have the means to create a tangible end product that you can publish yourself or shop around to traditional publishing houses.

Since 2009, I have been a professional freelance designer, writer, and illustrator. I have written and illustrated my own children’s books, and collaborated with other writers to provide illustrations that help meet their goals. I would love to put my design and illustration experience to work for you. You can see examples of my illustrations below or click here to see more of my work.

Check out my FAQ page for more details about my design process and what your next steps would be.

Children’s Book Design Services

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Character Development with Custom and Personalized Illustrations
I will work with you, get an understanding for your vision, and make your story’s characters and ideas come to life!

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Cover Design
I will help you create an enchanting book cover for your children’s book. Cover design includes imagery and text layout on front and back cover.

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Interior Design
I will format your story with the font, illustrations, and layout that best showcase your work. I’ll choose interior fonts to compliment the cover for a cohesive overall look.                                                                                      

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Formatting for Self-Publishing
I will format all design work, for cover and interior, so you can send your files directly to a self-publisher such as CreateSpace, Amazon’s self-publishing arm, or IngramSpark. Once you’ve approved final edits and made final payments, I will send all of the files you need to submit for publishing.


Tami helped me with complete book design, formatting and all illustrations for my book, Harry And The Pelican. It is an absolutely excellent experience working with Tami. Tami has become my trusted adviser and trusted collaborator. She is a creative genius. She listens and somehow can create the exact character – better than I myself ever imagined. Tami brings text to life through her wonderful illustrations. I so appreciate Tami’s great caring, great responsiveness, and patience. I value Tami’s great organization skills and professionalism. Every detail gets Tami’s attention. I learned so much from working with her. Tami delivers an extraordinary customer experience. I so appreciate all!
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Amy Erwin
Children's Book Author, Harry and the Pelican
Working with Tami was like a dream come true. She made the process easy, exciting and so much fun! She is so thoughtful about her work and she really poured her heart and soul into our project. Having her as a partner in creating Pipsqueak made everything else possible! I loved working with her and am already so excited to work with her again on future projects!
Lissa Webber
Lissa Webber
Children's Book Author, "Pipsqueak the Puppy"
Before publishing my children's book, I'd gone through several different illustrators who just never seemed to get it or come through. Tami was the first one to see my vision and truly get excited to bring it to life. It wasn't just a job for her; it was a project she was passionate about and put her heart into. That to me was worth more than anything. She was incredible to collaborate with, had amazing ideas I didn't think of, and was extremely professional. She met every deadline, and also helped guide me on the illustration process since it was a bit foreign to me as the writer. The book exceeded my expectations, and so did Tami. Not only did we have a wonderful professional relationship, but we ended the project feeling like I had a new friend as well! Just like the main character in my book.
Teri Errico
Children's Book Author, "While Mommy is Out"
Writing children's books has always been my dream. Searching for an illustrator to make my words come to life was actually more difficult than writing the book itself. I looked at many illustrators, and there were many talented artists out there, but none seemed to have that wow factor until I came across Tami Boyce. It was with her style of drawing that I could see my character, McKenna come to life. She now has a true personality that fits with what I wanted my readers to see. Tami has made the process so easy, and she has been spot on with reading my mind and putting it on paper. She is so very talented, and I hope she will be my illustrator throughout the other books in the series. She's the best!!!
Debbie Thilenius
Children's Book Author, "The Adventures of McKenna"
At our first meeting, I knew I wanted Tami to illustrate my book. She understood my story and how I wanted to portray it. She was also happy for me and very encouraging. Tami outlined her role and mine every step of the way and delivered on time. She was approachable and always open for discussions and explanations. I feel great satisfaction in Tami and our collaboration for my book, having gained a wonderful friend in the process.
Ann Hannifin
Children's Book Author, "It's My Yuk, Hello!"
Without Tami Boyce, my project would have never been completed. Not only is she an incredibly talented illustrator who brought my characters to life, she kept me on track as a new author. She was on time for all meetings, listened to my ideas, followed our timeline, and was super fun to work with. Tami made this project both enjoyable and a success. I would highly recommend others use her services, and I plan to use her again in the future.
Chris DiMattia
Children's Book Author, "The Adventures of Billy and Friends"

Examples of My Work

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