Are you a Children’s Book Illustrator who:
- Has illustrated at least one children’s picture book or are you an artist who wants to do picture book illustration?
- Resonates with one or more of our project titles? See list of all our current projects here
- Is interested/intrigued about the possibility of translating credible scientific research about us humans in simple, artful, messages that will engage and motivate both young children and their parents?
Why Team-Up with LGIBooks? – The Benefits
- We have a unique team production process that will challenge and broaden your skills and success
- You’ll be making a real contribution to the world, to “the human team,” by helping to translate important research about “human nature” and human functionality in ways that most anyone can understand and apply in their own lives and you’ll be creating successful art at the same time.
- We have a catalog of over 200 research-informed web & book titles. Not all our titles lend themselves to children’s book treatment, but many of our series book ideas do. See Safe to Be You and There’s Nothing Wrong! There’s Only Reality! for two examples. Apply to get a listing of specific children’s book titles in consideration.
- Provide a recent resume. If you don’t have an updated resume or don’t even have a formal resume, we’ll accept an informal addendum to your resume or an informal listing of your training and experience that gives us a realistic impression of your experience.
- Please provide at least 2 samples of children’s book illustration work; if you don’t have any children’s book illustration art, provide us with enough of your other art work to show your projected ability to do children’s book illustration.
1st Preference to those who have worked on one or more published children’s books
2nd Preference to those who have one or more unpublished children’s books
3rd Preference to those who have neither, but who can demonstrate their ability and enthusiasm/motivation to do quality children’s book illustrating
Interview & Audition Process:
- If we accept your application, we’ll ask you to sign a non-disclosure agreement, and then we’ll schedule an introductory meeting (online or in person) to discuss our unique team production process, including the nature of the commitment to the project.
- For the audition, we’ll provide you with the current working outline of the grown-up version of the project; 2 or 3 audios developing the overview/goals/main idea of the project; and at least three children’s book titles related to the basic principles of the project, with general story ideas for each. Your audition will be to do a story board treatment (preliminary sketches) for a vignette from one of the titles.
- We think the possibility of working with us on the development of this project (and possible future projects) is a valuable enough opportunity for you to do this audition piece for free or at a reduced rate.
If, however, you have substantial demonstrated/published children’s book illustration success and we really like your style, don’t hesitate to ask for your going rate for this audition piece if you would otherwise not apply.
Likewise, if you are a student, unemployed, or not yet making enough income from your art or “day job,” don’t hesitate to ask for a stipend for your time and effort at doing this audition.