My name is Christine and I am a writer/illustrator living in Bridgeport, CT. When I was two years old, I used to yell at my older brother for coloring wrong (he would always color outside the lines).  

Today, I work as a children's book writer and illustrator doing what I love most. I have created colorful, oil illustrations for a wide variety of clients in the advertising and KidLit industries. I received my MFA in illustration from the Hartford Art School. With experience as a graphic designer, photographer, and educator, I use this strong foundational background to bring my illustrations to life. 

My recent work includes the children's books, The Sparkle BoxThe First Christmas Night, and The Sparkle Egg, and the six book series for the American Girl doll characters Marie-Grace and Cecile.  

Follow Me

Facebook: Christine Kornacki Illustration
Twitter: @ckornacki
Instagram: @ckornacki_illustration


Skillshare: Homemade Photo Tile Coasters





Ideals Children's Books
American Girl
Kids Ministry Publishing
Fountas and Pinnell Leveled Books
Pearson Education
McGraw-Hill Companies
Six Red Marbles
The Farmer's Cow
Hudson News Group


Infected by Art, Volume 5
Creative Quarterly 46
Creative Quarterly 44
3x3 International Picture Book Show No. 13
Spectrum 23 Annual
Society of Illustrators, LA, Illustration West 54
AI-AP American Illustration 34 Competition
Christian Book Award: Sparkle Box
The Artist Magazine's 25th Annual Competition
Society of Illustrators, LA: Illustration West 46
CADC Design Ain't Pretty

Book Signings and Presentations

CADC Student Conference, Bridgeport, CT
Fairfield University Bookstore, Fairfield, CT
Healing Newtown Summer Art Camp, CT
St. Mary's Church, Simsbury, CT
Simsbury Public Library, Simsbury, CT
Otis Library, Norwich CT
Ridgebury Elementary School, CT
Lyman Allyn Art Museum, New London, CT
American Girl Fashion Show, Hartford, CT
Phelps Fall Festival, Simsbury, CT
Newark Museum, Newark, NJ
Hudson Group Vendor Show, Las Vegas

Work History

Hartford Art School, Adjunct Professor
Product Ventures, Graphic Designer/Illustrator
Security Guard, Metropolitan Museum of Art