My name is Christine and I am a children's book author/illustrator and book cover artist living in Shelton, CT. I create vibrant oil paintings that invite you into my imaginative world. I'm enchanted by stories that transport me out of the every day. With some imagination and just a hint of magic, stories have the power to transform each child's life. 

I have worked for a wide variety of clients in the KidLit and Advertising industries. I received my BFA and MFA in illustration from the Hartford Art School, West Hartford, CT. With experience as a graphic designer, photographer, and educator, I use this strong foundational background to bring my illustrations to life. 

My children's books include 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.  

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

Email: illustration@christinekornacki.com


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American Girl
Worthing Publishings
LifeWay Kids
Fountas and Pinnell Leveled Books
Pearson Education
McGraw-Hill Companies
Six Red Marbles
The Farmer's Cow
Hudson News Group


Society of Illustrators, LA, Illustration West 57
3x3 International Professional Show No. 15
Infected by Art, Volume 6
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


Society of Illustrators
Society of Children's Book Writers & Illustrators

Work History

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