Hello, I'm Stephanie Fizer Coleman.
I’m an illustrator, designer and generally curious girl living in lovely but misunderstood West Virgina. I was lucky to grow up in a rural area, with a babbling brook and lush forest just a few feet from my back door; I find that the love of nature I developed as a child still influences my work today.
After seriously studying ballet and getting my BA in History, I found my true passion in illustrating and have been working as a freelance illustrator since 2008.
I work in Photoshop and Procreate and have developed a style of working that blends both digital and traditional elements. I enjoy playing around with patterns, textures and brilliant colors in my work. Animals are my favorite subjects to illustrate and I'm thrilled to be illustrating the kinds of books I would have loved when I was a little library-goer.
My client list includes Caterpillar Books, Hallmark, American Greetings, Clarion Books, HarperCollins, Charlesbridge, Peachtree, Highlights, Mudpuppy, Sellers Publishing, Millbrook Press, Design House Greetings, and Walker Books.
When I'm not tucked away in my studio working on a book, you'll find me tending my vegetable garden, experimenting with new vegan recipes in the kitchen, or curled up with a book and a hot cup of tea.
If you're interested in working with me, I'd love to hear a bit about your project. You can reach me at: firstname.lastname@example.org or check in with my agents at The Bright Agency:
Alex Gehringer for US Children’s Books: email@example.com
Robyn Newton for UK Children’s Books: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hannah Curtis for Licensing: email@example.com
Stay up-to-date on new work -- follow along on Instagram where I frequently post sketches, works in progress and finished illustrations/projects.