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
1
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.
2
Storyboarding
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.
3
Character Design
I develop the characters for the book, giving them unique personalities and appearances that match the story.
4
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.
5
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.
6
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.
7
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.