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San Francisco Traveler

Editorial Illustration for Family Section

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Editorial illustration for the San Francisco Traveler's (magazine) family spread. Also illustrated other spot illustrations.


Claire Lordon

illustration of Sterling Children's Books. 2018.

Construction vehicles. Trucks. Truck. Construction. Vehicle. Crane. Cement Mixer. Bulldozer. Children's Book. Kids book. childrens book. book cover. original lettering. children's book illustrator. Sky. cones. smiling. happy. cute. adorable. tree. site. over in the meadow. rhyme. sign.
illustration of Written by Sue Tartsky. Illustrated by Claire Lordon.
Albert Whitman. Coming May 2019!

 animals, flowers, insects, springtime. colors, numbers, seasons. bear. trees. fox. squirrel. forest. bumble bee. butterfly. flower. rabbit. bunny. worm. caterpillar. mushroom. deer. bird. pine tree. colorful. bright. grass. spring. woods. walk. children's book. graphic. flat.
illustration of Written by Sue Tarsky. Illustrated by Claire Lordon.
Albert Whitman. Coming May 2019!
illustration of Written by Sue Tarsky. Illustrated by Claire Lordon.
Albert Whitman. Coming September 2019!

Fall. Autumn. country. countryside. tree. pumpkin. frog. toad. pond. squirrel. apple. mushroom. leaves. rabbit. hare. fox. horse. leaf. leaves. ladybug. flower. dahlia. moon. geese. flat. graphic. bright.
illustration of Written by Sue Tarsky. Illustrated by Claire Lordon.
Albert Whitman. Coming September 2019!

winter. city. busy. town. shops. shop. car. taxi. firetruck. fire. van. truck. pigeon. umbrella. dog. leash. rain boots. cold. chill. snow. flower. fruit. apple. bus. delivery. cozy. cat. bright. flat. graphic. snow. apartment. bundle. brisk.
illustration of Lorenzo, the Pizza-Loving Lobster
Little Bee Books. 2016. Available now!

Help Lorenzo the lobster and Kalena the sea turtle make a pizza in this delicious summer picture book!

Lobster. Pizza. Picture Book. Children's Book. Kids book. Hearts. Sea. Ocean. Cuisine. Creating pizza. Mistakes. Sea creatures. Undersea. hat. waves. love. smile. gooey. crustacean
illustration of Sea Animals, limited palette, tuna, fish, dolphin, jellyfish, sea turtle, humpback whale, whale, clownfish, seal, harbor seal, octopus, shark, orca, pufferfish, penguin, manta ray, Nautilus, starfish, crab, seahorse, graphic, illustrator, vector. undersea. ocean. water. bubbles. nautical. creatures. bright. sand.
illustration of These animals are having fun playing in a winter wonderland.

Winter. Canada. Moose. Candian Goose. Orca. Killer Whale. Raccoon. Hockey. Curling. Beaver. Polar Bear. Snow bear. Puffin. Ice skating. Hot chocolate. Mountains. Snow. Cartoon. Children's Book. Kid's book. Illustration. snow village. ice rink. frozen pond. sunset. sky. snowman. bird. north. pine trees. sign. play. laugh. slip
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illustration of Editorial Illustration made for San Francisco Traveler (A guide for visitors). Made for the family section on things to do together in the city.

California. Family. Biking. Bike. Bikes. Golden Gate Bridge. bridge. marin. bush. bicycle. diverse family.  San Francisco bay. pacific ocean. seaside. bay area. urban biking. mom and dad and kids. children. brother sister. cycle. cycling. grass. sky. clouds. west. USA. America. travel.
illustration of Peek-A-Boo! I Love You! Board book made with Pi Kids Books.

Penguin. Monkey. Fox. Panda. hearts. baby. mirror. birds. bird. heart. rosy cheeks. graphic. waving. smiling. book cover. cute. adorable. stubby. animals. bright. bold. children's book. happy.
illustration of A Happy Vegetable Pattern!

smiling. cute. happy. vegetables. corn. carrot. asparagus. zucchini. cauliflower. Turnip. pepper. cabbage. peas. squash. garlic. brussel sprout. artichoke. vegetables. line with color. tomato. repeating pattern. beet. sweet potato. eggplant. cucumber. bok choy. veggies. veggie. vegetarian. vegan. healthy. food. meatless. adorable. healthful. wholesome. nutritious. nourishing
illustration of Raccoon is smashing Fox's bank.

Break. Piggy Bank. Raccoon. Smash. Bank. Yellow. Hit. kitchen. fox. window. smash. peek. upset. interior. wham. action. table. breaking. jump. mallet. hammer. angry. envy. jealous. digital guache. action shot. story.
illustration of Illustration made for BigBadBoo Studios.

Waterfall. Jungle. Nature. Adventure. Outdoors. Children's Illustration. Saturated. Monkey. Butterfly. Children. Kids. Plants. Animals. Volcano. Pond. Lake. Bird. Ladybug. Iguana. Lizard. Water. Explore.  wonder. south america. iguana. mountain. turtle. vines. flowers. vegetation. plants. whimsical. splash. mist. kids together. diverse. ethnic. wander. team.
illustration of Character designs made for BigBadBoo Studios.

Character development. Children. Kids. Ethnic. DIverse. Bird. Blue Footed Booby. Magnifying Glass. Rope. Leaf. Goggles. Binoculars. Hat. Overalls. Vest. Shorts. Asian. Black. African American. Mixed Race. red head. team. group. squad. friends who care about the environment. ready for action and adventure. explore. exploring the jungle of south america.
illustration of While waiting for school picture day, Bento experiences some troubles. He spills paint on his shirt, he gets algae stuck in his beak, and he messes up his hair.

Cute penguin. Art class.  Lunch. Recess. Picture Book Art. Penguin. School. Sandwich. Lunchbox. Cone. Basketball. Fish shirt. Table. Stain. preschool. character design. mess. teeth. spinach. seaweed.
illustration of While waiting for school picture day, Bento experiences some troubles. He spills paint on his shirt, he gets algae stuck in his beak, and he messes up his hair.

Cute penguin. Art class. Beaver. Lunch. Recess. Picture Book Art. Penguin. Art Class. Stain. Mess. Picture. Art. Painting. Jellyfish. Chalkboard. Classroom. paint. paint brush. spill. uh oh. school. preschool. jellyfish drawing.
illustration of When Lorenzo the lobster discovers pizza for the first time while wandering the beach, it becomes his favorite food ever! He races back home to tell his friend Kalena about it, and together they try to make a pizza. There's only one problem... Lorenzo can't remember what it was made of! Will they be able to make a delicious pizza together?

Little Bee Books. 2016. Available now!

Picture book. Pizza. Sea creatures. Lobster. Sea creature. Under the sea. Ocean. Fun. Whimsical. Pizza party.
illustration of Spread from
illustration of An illustrated year in review map for Events Concept.

typography. black and white. blue. Two colors. outline. car. travel. boat. Rio de Janeiro Bazil. Airplane. Big Ben. London. Golf. Trophy. Office. Computer. Haunted house. Ghosts. super cross. boat regatta. moving boxes. biking. bicycles. books. watch. watches. yoga. namaste. spiritual. spirituality.
illustration of A tea towel with fun, whimsical animals with a 2016 year calendar. 

Hand screen printed on fine quality dish towels.

surface design. calendar. calendars. cute animals. elephant. penguin. bunny. rabbit. panda. narwhal. cat. dog. squirrel. platypus. fox. toucan. turtle.
screen print. silkscreen. silk screen. tea towel. animals. towel.
illustration of Bento, the penguin, is making his way toward the Whale Bus so he can go to school.

Cute Penguin. Children's Book Art. Picture Book. Mom and child. Backpack. Bus. Whale bus. Trees. Off to school. School bus. Waving goodbye. preschool. giant backpack. family. stylized trees. friends. morning. seal. lobster. bird. beaver.
illustration of Page one of the T.A.H.-DAH Team comic book. Dog. Llama. Alpaca. Toucan. kids comic. graphic novel. Book cover. comic book. Malamute. Donut. Parade.
illustration of Cover for the T.A.H.-DAH team comic book.

toucan. llama. alpaca. dog. malamute. comic book cover. mountain. waterpark. bucket. bird. crime fighting. superhero.
illustration of Mistle-Toad Mistletoe Christmas Holiday Pun Card

frog. christmas card. holiday card. pun. funny. pen and ink. toad.
illustration of Funny Merry Christ-Moose Christmas Card.

Holiday Card. pun. funny. moose. christmas card. ornaments. antlers. christmas lights. merry chirstmas.
illustration of This bear wants to play 'hide and seek' with you.

Bear. Birch. Forest. Birds. Limited Palette. Vector. Aspen trees. Tree. Trees. aspen tree. Brown Bear. Woods. graphic. bold. minimal.
illustration of Designs for wall decals for at the International School of Kazan's Mavlutova Campus (Russia). Areas include a welcome nook, a reading nook, a staircase, a room with multiple doorways, and more.

Birch trees were chosen as iconography due to their cultural significance in Russia. Russian animals were also chosen for imagery in the art.

The project was through Fielding Nair International.
Bear. Birds. Forest. Wall Mural. Aspen trees. Birch trees. Brown bear. Wallpaper. Site installation.
illustration of Sequence of Racoon, who is upset that his cake says 'Fox' instead of 'Raccoon'.

Kids art. Children's Book. Raccoon. Smash. Birthday Cake. Upset. Mad. Cake. stylized. sequence. throw. angry.
illustration of Raccoon is being sneaky and is about to steal a piggy bank.

Children's book. piggy bank. Raccoon. Sneaky. Thief. Books. Bookshelf.
illustration of A selection of greeting cards Claire illustrates and sells in her Etsy store.

More designs available.

Whale. Funny. Puns. Pun. Humor. Valentine. Love. whale you be mine? will you be mine?
illustration of A tote bag with a nautical compass design.

waves. compass. tote bag. fabric. surface design. tote bag. anchor. boats. boating. nautical. pattern.
illustration of Little Red Riding Hood is going through the forest.

Picture book. Silkscreen. Silk Screen. Limited Palette. Wolf. Cake. Trees. Wolf. Little Red. Backpack. Plants. Woods. Forest. Trail. Muslim. Rocks. Vines.
illustration of Page one of the T.A.H.-DAH Team comic book. 

Dog. Malamute. Llama. Alpaca. Secret Lair. Superhero. Superheroes. Toucan. kids comic. graphic novel. Donut. Donuts. Arts and crafts. Tree. Cape. Backpack. supersonic hearing. slide.
illustration of Woodland Animals Pattern

Snake. Rabbit. Dragonfly. Horse. Snail. Tiger. Owl. Fox. Eagle. Mouse. Bear. Squirrel. Butterfly. Ladybug. Ram. blue. graphic. bold.
illustration of cactus. Cacti. Pattern. light blue. green. happy. pots. plants. smiling. joy.
illustration of Illustration made for the Storytime App.

black. african american. child. boy. house. handstand. upsidedown. house. inside. diverse.
illustration of Hand drawn type. typography. halloween. skull. bones. black and white. scary. creepy. word collage. words. happy Halloween. ahh! Boo! lettering. letters. trick or treat. eek. hocus pocus. yikes. happy halloween. rip. dark. spooky. horror. scream. chills. fright. haunted. thrills.
illustration of Various donuts doing various poses.

Dancing. Dancer. Donut. Pink Donut. Donut Cop. Donut Police Officer. Dog Walker. Dog Walk. Dog Walking. Pastry. Artist Donut. Donut Art. Cute. Donuts. Top hat. confetti. cane.
illustration of A koi fish blowing bubbles.

Picture book. Children's book. Fish. Koi. Bubble. Bubble blowing. Orange. magic. magical.
illustration of An illustration from Jules Verne's
illustration of Take it Slow.

Sloth. branch. easy. relax. relaxing. cool. don't worry. slow and steady.
illustration of The Majestic Forest collection was inspired by Claire's love of the mountains and the outdoors. She grew up living very close to the mountains and spent much time hiking and camping. She wanted to create rustic, but sophisticated, graphic images. The color palette was also very important.

These illustrations are available on various products in Claire's Society6 store.

Mountains. Mountain. Feather. Feathers. Pattern. Arrows. Trees. Triangles. limited palette.
illustration of A jungle/samba themed fabric/print/surface design collection for baby/kids.

samba. toucan. jaguar. frog. sun. palm tree. stripes. baby clothes. onesie. pattern. patterns. jungle. kids. children. music. instruments. sunshine. dance. dancing.
illustration of Tiki Time Carry All Pouch

Hawaiian. Pacific Islander. Limited Palette. Tiki. Palm tree. hibiscus. pineapple. tiki torch. surfboard. Surfboards. flowers. pink. blue. yellow. carry all pouch. phone case. luggage tag. beach. cosmetic bag. iphone. samsung.
illustration of Summer fox camping themed children's kids dish set.

Fox. Tent. Camping. Roasting Marshmallows. Cup. Mug. Napkin. Bowl. Plate. Fire. Moon. Stars. night sky. bold. graphic. summer. summertime.
illustration of Fun with Fox Fall Children's Dish Set

Kids dish set. Fall. Autumn. dishes. plate. cup. mug. napkin. silverware. surface design. Pumpkin. Pumpkins. Scarecrow. Leaves. Squirrel. Fox. leaf. dining.
illustration of A map made of dog encounters in NYC.

nyc. new york city map. dogs. manhattan. hand drawn map. digital. silhouette.
illustration of Happy Sun Sunshine Be Happy.

positive. cheerful. merry. joy. joyful. smiling. beaming. radiant. sunny. optimistic. hopeful. don't worry.
illustration of Color map of Hawaii. kauai. o'ahu. oahu. molokai. honolulu. maui. lanai. Hawai'i. Hilo. Volcano. waterfall. coffee. palm tree. sea turtle. Manta ray. stingray. church. umbrella. lighthouse. macadamia nut. vanilla. observatory. wine. pineapple. cows. beef. kite. boat. ship plane. cruise ship. geyser. diamond head. surf. surfboard. surfing. hula. dancer. pearl harbor. coral reef. shave ice. rooster. chicken. waves. beach. sea. ocean. seal. dolphin. compass rose. nautical. hawaiian. whale.
illustration of Black and white New York City Map. NYC. Text. Hand Lettering. Hand Type. Typography.  Ellis Island. Statue of Liberty. Times Square. East Village. Chinatown. Little Italy. Wall Street. Soho. Chelsea. Broadway. Garment DIstrict. Central Park. Bridges. Hudson river. east river. brooklyn bridge. manhattan bridge. williamsburg bridge. big apple.
illustration of Illustrated Boston Map. Boston. Massachusetts. Text. Hand Lettering. Hand Type. Typography. Lobster. Lighthouse. beacon hill. american flag. baseball. boat ship. ducks. freedom trail. bridge.
illustration of Brooklyn Map. New York. New York City. NYC. Bridges. Text. Hand Lettering. Hand Type. Typography. Map. Brooklyn bridge. Manhattan bridge. WIlliamsburg bridge. coney island. prospect park. bedstuy. brooklyn museum. park slope. fort greene. clinton hill. gowanus.  red hook. prospect heights. bushwick.
illustration of Seattle. Map. Black and White. Illustrated. Illustration. Washington State. Ferry. Text. Hand Lettering. Hand Type. Typography. magnolia.queen anne. coffee. pike place. fish. capitol hill. south lake union. puget sound. sodo. central district. freemont. ballard. university. madison park.
illustration of San Fransico Map. SF Map. California. Illustrated. Illustration. Black and White. Bridges. Golden Gate. Presidio. Lombard Street. Cable Car. Text. Hand Lettering. Hand Type. Typography. seacliff. nob hill. haight ashbury. golen gate park. bridge. sailboat. bay. pacific ocean. marina. pacific heights. china town. financial disctrict. soma. sunset. ocean beach. mission bay. twin peaks. cliff house. nob hill. cable car. fisherman's warf. windmill.
illustration of A map of Greater Salt Lake City. Utah. seagull. saiboat. cherries. wasatch mountains. oquirrh mountains. sego lily. beehive. snow. skiing. sugar house. beet. university. the avenues. capitol hill. federal heights. liberty park. ball park. foothill. olympus cove. millcreek. holladay. murray. cottonwood heights. south salt lake. rose park. fairpark. poplar grove. gateway. west valley city. west jordan. midvale. sandy city. bluffdale. salt flats. great salt lake.
illustration of A map of Austin Texas. guitar. music. taco. cowboy boot. town lake. university. microphone. clarksville. deep eddy. east end. wast ceasar chavez. holly. go valle. east austin. rosewood. cherrywood. mlk. auditorium shores. soco. travis heights. riverside hannock. bryer woods. tarry town. hyde park. rolling wood. greenbelt. spyglass. pleasant valley.
illustration of Aloha licensing illustration.

hibiscus flowers. stripes hawaii. hawaiian. flower. tropical.
illustration of Video Game Controller lettering hand lettering gamer. noob. coins. rpg. loot. console.
illustration of These are designs for wall decals for the President's School which is part of the International Scool of Kazan's Fedosesvkaya St. Campus. Areas include an entrance focus wall, staircase walls, and a focus wall in the library. 

The architecture is reminiscent of buildings found in Kazan, Russia. 

The project was through Fielding Nair International. Russian buildings. architecture.
illustration of Surfboards at the Beach. 

surfboard. sand. palm tree. beach. ocean. waves. sea. surfing. hibiscus flower.


Claire Lordon is an illustrator and designer living in Vancouver, Canada. She creates children's books, surface designs, murals, maps, and greeting cards for a number of companies. Claire has also worked with packaging, pattern making, and more. E-mail her at for more information.


Black & White, Calligraphy, Cartoon, Colored Pencil, Design, Digital, Gouache, Graphic, Lettering, Line, Line with Color, Painterly, Pen & Ink, Storyboards, Stylized, Texture, Watercolor, Decorative, Pattern, Whimsical, Silk Prints, Vector, e-Learning


Humor, Action, Adventure, Animals, Architecture, Book Covers, Botanical, Character Development, Children, Children's Books, Children's Products, Comic Book, Corporate, Editorial, Family, Fashion/Cosmetics, Food, Greeting Cards, Holidays, Industrial, Landscape, Leisure, Licensing, Maps, Mural, Mystery, Nature, Packaging, People, Posters, Product, Sports, Technology, Textiles, Toys & Games, Transportation, Travel, Wildlife, Americana, Food/Beverage, Masculine, Youth, Ethnic, Game, Urban, Surface Design