My name is Kaelen Felix, I am freelance illustrator who has illustrated four children's book for clients across the region since 2018. I am an award-winning illustrator in the UK (since 2020) from the SABA Awards for A Colorful Balloon Ride  and  Freddy the Foster Frog:Finds a Friendly Family (Book 1).

I attended Memphis College of Art in Memphis Tennessee, and I earned my Bachelor of Fine Arts in Illustration 2018. Currently, I reside in the heart of my hometown of Saint Louis,Missouri. In 2023, I was the illustrator featured in the ARTist FeatureMagazine (Issue 08: Creatives 100). I also served with STL AIGA (in 2022) as their social media chair that facilitated the social media content for workshops or virtual events.

Then…I decided to take a leap of faith in my career, pleased to inform I have written and illustrated my very first children’s book to be published in 2024!

This will be the first book in the series, “Wings & Whispers: Tales of Friendship.”

How did this story unfold?

While I was finishing undergrad, I decided to start illustrating every vivid detail piece by piece, and as the art came to life, so did writing my book over the course of seven years. I have always been a dreamer since I was a little girl, and I never gave up  on my writing. I kept going, and here I am today creating beautiful artwork to come. Whenever I am not illustrating, you can find me reading a book or even finding inspiration wherever I go for my next piece! 

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