About me

From my earliest days in the crib, I longed for nothing more than to look at pictures and then draw them. I absorbed every picture book I could get my hands on - I read them all, drew them all, and I smelled all the pages.

Soon enough I discovered the amazing world of animation. I even tried to animate my own scenes only to discover that tracing 24 frames per second was easier seen than done. Eventually my ambitions set on illustration, and many broken pencils and torn up pictures later, I went on to create art for various picture books, activity books, games, and other products.

I consider myself most lucky to be able to do what I do. Quite often people carry their stories and ideas around for years before they finally gain the courage to manifest them. And when they come to me with a book or project, I am very much aware that what they come to me with are their very dreams, which I am most honored to help bring to life.

If you have a project that you want to discuss with me, or you just want to say hello, please reach out.


book illustration, Character Design, Digital Art, Illustration, illustrator, Photoshop, traditional drawing, Writing

Sector Experience

Animation, Books & Periodicals, Gaming, Print, Publishing


Creativepool Annual People\'s Choice, Creativepool Annual Shortlist, Creativepool Annual Silver, Creativepool Nominee Emerging Talent of the Year


Ascension Press, Big Sunshine Books, Concordia Publishing House, HIP Publishing, Insight Editions, Oxford University Press, Pentecostal Publishing House, TJX Canada, United Methodist Publishing House

#6 Ranked Illustrator
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studiopro:Izabela was verified as a studiopro on 4th October 2022
Annual 2022 SilverCalvin the Kooky CrocodileIllustration Annual 2022 People's ChoiceCalvin the Kooky CrocodileIllustration Emerging Talent of the Year 2020 Shortlist
Top 25 Illustrator Project featured:Papa's Boat
on 31st March 2020
Project featured:Calvin the Kooky Crocodile
on 23rd May 2022
Project featured:Sammy the Sasquatch
on 14th March 2023

Izabela Ciesinska has been a Contributor since 25th November 2015.

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Freelance, Part time, Remote
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Skill Level
English and Polish
Creativepool member since 13 February 2017