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Paper collage/digital illustration for landing page of website.

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Colleen Kong-Savage

illustration of Cover artwork for picture book released June 2018. Set in 16th century Korea, a boy designs the greatest battleship in naval history with a bit of inspiration from his pet turtle. This work of historical fiction was published by Lee & Low Books.

turtle ship, gobukson, Asia, publishing, Joseon dynasty, ship, boat, boats, ocean, waves, sea, asian kids, kid, reptile, ancient, Orient, Colleen Kong-Savage.
illustration of THE TURTLE SHIP is a historical fiction picture book published by Lee & Low Books. Set in 16th century Korea, a boy vies to win the king's contest for the greatest battleship design with a little inspiration from his pet turtle. In this scene, the boy tests his second ship model.

children's book, kid lit, turtle ship, Asia, publishing, Joseon dynasty, boat, raft, ocean, waves, beach, sand, sea, water, pull, effort, head scratch, asian kids, kid, reptile, ancient, Orient, Colleen Kong-Savage.
illustration of THE TURTLE SHIP is a historical fiction picture book published by Lee & Low Books. Set in 16th century Korea, a boy vies to win the king's contest for the greatest battleship design with a little inspiration from his pet turtle. In this scene he travels with his family to the palace.

children's book, kid lit, travel, Asia, publishing, Joseon dynasty, forest, scenery, tree, journey, travel, place, asian landscape, kid, greenery, mountains, paper collage, ancient, Orient, Colleen Kong-Savage.
illustration of THE TURTLE SHIP is a historical fiction picture book published by Lee & Low Books. Set in 16th century Korea, a boy vies to win the king's contest for the greatest battleship design with inspiration from his pet turtle. In this scene, the boy and his family arrives at the palace.

Asia, Joseon dynasty, mob, crowd, publishing, asians, children's book, kid lit, journey, travel, place, asian, architecture, kid, paper collage, history, Orient, clothing, Colleen Kong-Savage.
illustration of THE TURTLE SHIP is a historical fiction picture book published by Lee & Low Books. Set in 16th century Korea, a boy vies to win the king's contest for the greatest battleship design with inspiration from his pet turtle. In this scene, the turtle—small and slow—is safe in its shell as it is attacked by a cat.

Asia, court, Joseon dynasty, kitty, animals, jump, publishing, children's book, kid lit, asian, architecture, king, history, paper collage, ancient, Korean, Orient, Colleen Kong-Savage.
illustration of THE TURTLE SHIP is a historical fiction picture book published by Lee & Low Books. Set in 16th century Korea, a boy wins the king's contest for the greatest battleship with inspiration from his pet turtle. This illustration depicts the Battle of Myeongnyang.

Asia, Joseon dynasty, publishing, asians, children's book, kid lit, ocean, sea, waves, war, asian, Yi Sunsin, Korean, navy, boats, ships, boat, paper collage, ancient, history, Orient, Colleen Kong-Savage.
illustration of Picture book illustration of father and son at bedtime, talking about the subway system. They imagine going down underground, then passing through the turnstiles.

Map, underground, city, New York, child, dad, kid, pjs, commute, transportation, train, urban, children's books, kid lit, publishing, paper collage, Colleen Kong-Savage.
illustration of Picture book illustration of father and son at bedtime, talking about the subway system. They imagine riding the train to the zoo, and then to City Hall, where the mayor is giving a speech.

City, building, crowd, people, protest, speech, politician, city hall, New York, polar bear, penguin, seal, travel, transportation, train, urban, children's books, kid lit, publishing, paper collage, Colleen Kong-Savage.
illustration of Picture book illustration of big dog and little girl with kitten.  

animal, animals, pet, pets, beast, canine, feline, kid lit, children's book, publishing, Saint Bernard, ice cream cone, sprinkles, begging, hungry, toddler. child, kid, summer, dessert, stare, African American, pig tails, townhouse, neighborhood, stairs, stoop, paper collage, Colleen Kong-Savage.
illustration of Picture book illustration of big dog, little girl, and kitten. Saint Bernard, annoyed toddler, affectionate lick, ice cream cone, summer.

animal, animals, pet, pets, canine, kid lit, children's book, publishing, child, kid, cat, summer, dessert, pig tails, African American, floral dress, townhouse, neighborhood, stairs, paper collage, Colleen Kong-Savage.
illustration of This map illustration for postcard.

Friends & Farms distributed fresh produce directly from regional farms to member customers. My clients were visually rebranding themselves. They thought my collaged papers was the perfect style to convey the friendly, down-to-earth, easygoing spirit of their business.

agriculture, branding, grocery, groceries, food, food distribution, Colleen Kong-Savage, meat, vegetables, shopping bag, Maryland, USA, state, fish, chicken, steak, tomato, corn, community
illustration of Illustration for postcards and fliers.

Friends & Farms specialized in farm-to-table food. The business assembled “baskets” of fresh produce from regional farms, then distributed them from the back of a truck. The company prided itself in stellar customer service and wanted to convey its warm sense of community in its branding.

apple, pie, rolling pin, baked goods, bake, baking, cook, kitchen, boy, kid, mother, fruit, crust, delicious, home, hands, Colleen Kong-Savage
illustration of This kitchen scene was the home page illustration for a website.

Friends & Farms specialized in farm-to-table food. The business assembled “baskets” of fresh produce from regional farms, then distributed them from the back of a truck. The company prided itself in stellar customer service and wanted to convey its warm sense of community in its branding.

groceries, grocery, eating, healthy, cook, boy, kid, mother, fruit, bread, eggs, shopping, home, hands, Colleen Kong-Savage
illustration of This vegetable garden illustration is for Friends & Farms' website. 

Friends & Farms specialized in farm-to-table food. The business assembled “baskets” of fresh produce from regional farms, then distributed them from the back of a truck. The company prided itself in stellar customer service and wanted to convey its warm sense of community in its branding.

eating, healthy, cook, paper collage, home, garden, veggies, vegetables, tomato, lettuce, cabbage, Colleen Kong-Savage
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illustration of Financial Samurai is a popular personal finance blog site. Sam Dogen writes advice about investment and spending. He often invites guest writers to share their own perspectives on all topics involving money. This illustration was for my  essay.

dollar, talk, negotiate, dialogue, raise, discussion, pay, employer, employment, business, cash, finances, paper, Colleen Kong-Savage.
illustration of This illustration accompanied an essay about private school tuition on Financial Samurai, a personal finance blog site.

weightlifting, debt, money, owe, gym, strength, weak, dollars, push, heavy lifting, dollar, raise, pay, credit card, bills, in the red, interest, business, cash, finances, paper, Colleen Kong-Savage.
illustration of Illustration for
illustration of Illustration for Financial Samurai, personal finance blog. Interviewing when Pregnant

Job-hunting, career, employment, employer, money, negotiation, interview, suit, belly, corporate, corporation, women's issues, family, workplace, office, finances, financial, pay, pregnancy, sensitive topic, workers rights, metoo, paper, Colleen Kong-Savage.
illustration of Financial Samurai is a popular personal finance blog site. Sam Dogen writes advice about investment and spending. I have created a number of general illustrations for his posts, which he uses as he sees fit. 

money, dollar, eye, pyramid, currency, cash, financial crisis, bill, green, Colleen Kong-Savage, sight.

Profile

As a versatile illustrator with solid graphic design skills I create customized images for businesses to help them shape their visual brand identities. I work both digitally and in paper, illustrating for websites, presentations, newsletters, various printed collateral, and more. While I have the freelancer's privilege of creating graphics for a wide variety of industries—food, fitness, health, arts—I do have a penchant for the children's market, picture books in particular.

Style/Techniques

Collage, Conceptual, Cut Paper, Figurative, Lettering, Mixed Media, Stylized, Texture, Whimsical

Subject/Specialties

Humor, Action, Adventure, Animals, Architecture, Book Covers, Botanical, Character Development, Children, Children's Books, Corporate, Editorial, Education, Family, Food, Historical, Icons, Information Graphics, Landscape, Maps, Nature, People, Political, Product, Sports, Transportation, Travel, Web Illustration, Americana, Agriculture, Food/Beverage, Lifestyle, Masculine, Ethnic, Edgy, Environmental, Financial, Urban, Branding