Belle Wuthrich is a freelance illustrator based in San Francisco, California, who specializes in illustrating children’s books and creating artwork for kids.

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Since 2015, I've been a professional illustrator specializing in fun, eye-catching, and humorous illustrations for children. I've contributed to over 50 children’s books and magazines, many of which have won awards or been republished internationally. I also create a wide variety of other content, including greeting cards, activity books and digital assets for children’s publishers and brands. I love finding creative ways to make illustrations that are engaging, educational and exciting for children around the world.


  • Greystone Kids
  • CAMP Family Experience Company
  • Orca Book Publishers
  • OWL Kids magazine
  • Annick Press
  • Firefly books
  • Canadian Wildlife Federation / Wild Magazine


What was your favorite storybook as a child?
As a child, one of my favorite storybooks was The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein. A bitter-sweet story, but the tree's generosity warmed my heart, even as a young child.

Which authors do you admire most?
Roald Dahl and William Steig are two of my favourite children’s authors. They both have a way of creating whimsical universes full of quirky and hilarious characters that are incredibly unique.  

What characteristic really brings a children’s book to life?
One of my favorite parts of illustrating children’s books is layering silly, playful, humorous details into my work. The best children’s books are read repeatedly, and these thoughtful little details make it so there is something new to discover every time!

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