ILLUSTRATOR, VISUAL STORYTELLER & CHILDREN'S BOOK AUTHOR

A world of colour, texture and rich adventure awaits.

Liv Lorkin Designs

A warm welcome from Ballarat, I’m Liv. I write and illustrate fun and purposeful children’s books. I work with brands and businesses to create engaging designs that align with my clients creative aspirations.
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I’m open to creative projects with clients that value clear communication, achievable deliverables and healthy design practices. This means I only takes on projects that fit with my values and availability.

Examples of creative projects I’m is excited to work on include: book illustrations, flat lays, brand illustrations and digital artworks.

When I’m not out illustrating on Wadawurrung land I can be found volunteering at the SES, finishing a good puzzle and drinking my third cup of tea. 

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commerical and branding illustrations

Connect with your ideal customers using unique illustrations, Think custom icons, postcards and seasonal campaigns. Embrace creativity in a way that showcases your business that will set your apart. I’ve listed below examples of how I can incorporate illustrations into your brand and business.

Children's book illustrations and character design

Delight, capture and inspire children with the magic of illustrations. I know from illustrating my own books how rewarding it is to see your story brought to life through characters, scenes and imagination.

magazine and editorial illustrations

Sometimes all you need is a person sitting on a giant top hat. Fun to photograph but a lot of work to produce. Illustrations are a creative way to enhance your articles and magazines with a perfectly paired illustration.

infographics and visual storytelling

Let’s explain how to make a cake to someone that’s never seen one or even been in a kitchen. It’s tricky! Pictures are universal and when used correctly they can motivate, empower and narrate powerful messages.

commerical and branding illustrations

Connect with your ideal customers using unique illustrations, Think custom icons, postcards and seasonal campaigns. Embrace creativity in a way that showcases your business that will set your apart. I’ve listed below examples of how I can incorporate illustrations into your brand and business.

Children's book illustrations and character design

Delight, capture and inspire children with the magic of illustrations. I know from illustrating my own books how rewarding it is to see your story brought to life through characters, scenes and imagination.

magazine and editorial illustrations

Sometimes all you need is a person sitting on a giant top hat. Fun to photograph but a lot of work to produce. Illustrations are a creative way to enhance your articles and magazines with a perfectly paired illustration.

infographics and visual storytelling

Let’s explain how to make a cake to someone that’s never seen one or even been in a kitchen. It’s tricky! Pictures are universal and when used correctly they can motivate, empower and narrate powerful messages.

Featured project

A series of Ballarat-inspired illustrations, watercolour map and artist impression of Lyons Place

Explore the regional town of Ballarat through a collection on rich watercolour illustrations. Created for the exclusive Lyons Place, a boutique apartment building in the heart of the CBD. Surrounded by fine dining, homeware stores and cafes a short walk away. I was asked to capture the atmosphere of Ballarat through each illustration, view the entire collection at the link below.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Never worked with an illustrator before? Or looking for the lowdown on my processes? I’ve answered all your common questions here. Have something else you want to know? Get in contact with me.

My fee depends on the scale of work and can change with the type of licensing a client might need for illustration work. Most clients come to me with a minimum budget of $2k.

Normally I follow a scalable 5 step process for my projects. I believe every stage is equally important, for me as illustrator to achieve the best possible outcome and for my clients to achieve their project objective. The stages are listed below:

  1. Briefing
  2. Moodboard and colour palette
  3. Design outlines
  4. Design refinement
  5. Handover

No, I don’t offer royalty only illustration work. I’m open to a upfront fee and royalty licensing contract.

Great question! This really depends on the body of work and number of pages. As a guide a 32 page detailed children’s book can take 2-12 months depending on the revisions with editors and publishing houses.

It’s always an honour to be asked to draw family, pets and loved ones. However, I don’t offer this as a service. I only work with brands, businesses and authors on a commercial scale. This means many people can enjoy my work.

explore the Ballarat Seasonal Book Series

Written and illustrated by Liv Lorkin. Proudly printed locally by Revolution Print.

Join The Wendouree Pals; Lynnie, Miss Eccles and Herbert for a a series of magical adventures in Ballarat. This adorable friendship group is excited to show you around the beautiful town they live in and how special each season can be. Purchase Winter in Ballarat and Christmas in Ballarat now. New seasons are in the works! Please keep an eye out via social media.