HELLO! I’M Katie erickson!

I am a freelance illustrator who loves to draw emotional stories for the world of children. I am also a writer.

If you are an editor or art director looking for someone to illustrate a book, please contact me at bykatieerickson@gmail.com! As an author/illustrator, I have a few manuscripts and dummies ready to share with you, if you are interested!

I am not taking any self-publishing clients at this time.


I have always explored the wild places beyond my Midwest borders through books. Even during my career in architecture, my free time was spent in a children's library. Now I gets to pursue my book passion directly through freelance illustration.

When not drawing, painting or taking children’s book courses to further my craft, I am outside making memories with my family and friends or sipping tea by the fireplace while lost ... in a book. I also work as a part-time Communications Director.

My favorite things to draw give me joy and make me laugh. I hope they make you smile, too! 

Katie Erickson Artist Children's Book Illustrator

Katie Erickson Art

Client Work

I have had a variety of commissions from personal clients, as well as a few illustrations in Humpty Dumpty and Jack and Jill Magazines!

If you have any project in the children's market, whether publishing, editorial or licensing, I would love to hear from you! 

CONTACT: bykatieerickson+art@gmail(dot)com