Children's Book Illustrator, Character Designer, Book Cover designer, Author.

Hello there! Welcome to my website!

My name is Lola, and I am a passionate children's book illustrator based in Nottingham, England.

With a diverse background and a love for storytelling, I specialize in creating captivating illustrations that bring children's books to life.

I was born and raised in Uzbekistan. Then I lived in Kazakhstan, Russia, Poland, and Sweden for some time. In 2023 I moved to the UK with my husband.

After completing a bachelor's degree in marketing, I worked as a marketing specialist for 7 years. In 2023 I started my freelance journey as an illustrator. I have tried to illustrate different things and discovered that children's illustrations are my passion, and I want to do it for the rest of my life.

I have experience working across various children's publishing projects, greeting cards, toys & puzzles, illustrations for brands & packaging, character design for animation, and more.

If you're an author seeking collaboration, I am thrilled to offer my expertise in bringing your words to life through my creative, inspiring illustrations.
Step-by-Step Illustration Process for Children's Books
Gathering Information
You provide me with all the necessary details, including the text and any reference materials, to help me understand the story and visualize the illustrations.
I create a storyboard for the entire book, using small and simple sketches. This storyboard serves as a visual guide, showing you the placement of objects and characters in each frame of the book.
Character Design
I develop the characters for the book, giving them unique personalities and appearances that match the story.
Detailed Sketches and Color Options
I prepare more detailed sketches for each page, incorporating the characters and elements from the storyboard. Additionally, I present you with 2-3 color palette options for the book. If you have any specific color preferences or requests, I'm flexible and happy to accommodate them.
Final Illustrations
Once all the sketches and color palettes are approved, I begin creating the final illustrations for the book. Depending on your preference, I can either send you the completed illustrations for approval individually as they are finished or present them all at once for your review.
Book Cover Design
I create four different sketches of book cover variants for you to choose from. These sketches give you a visual representation of the cover design options. Once you select your preferred option, I use that sketch as a basis to create the final book cover for your children's book.
Book Layout
If you require assistance with your book's interior design and text layout, I can provide support. I ensure that the text is aesthetically presented and aligned with the illustrations, creating a cohesive and visually appealing reading experience. Additionally, I can prepare all the necessary files for publishing on platforms such as Amazon Kindle or IngramSpark, ensuring that your book is ready for distribution and available to a wide audience.
Let's bring your book to life!
Share the details of your project, and I'll work my magic to calculate the perfect cost and terms for your illustrations.