Children's Book Illustration

Commissions & Custom Illustration

“Young children are visual readers. There is nothing like bold colour to ignite the imagination of young minds and complement a fun or adventurous story” – Leni Kae


Leni Kae is a Sydney children’s book illustrator. Her illustrations take reader’s on a journey of whimsical design, bold colour, and beautiful linework. Her colourful work includes careful consideration to colour psychology and symbolism to help to excite the imagination of young minds and bring words to life.

Leni Kae’s black and white children’s book illustrations are just as inspiring while maintaining an element of whimsy. Intricate line work and tonal shades direct the eyes to capture and highlight the important part of story.

If you are a writer or published author of children’s books and looking for an illustrator to transform your words to images capable or igniting the imagination or young minds, then Sydney children’s book illustrator Leni Kae would love to hear from you. From bold simple images to packed illustrated scenes, the artist is open to collaborations for your next project.

Illustration Blog

Illustrative Symbolism Behind ‘Year of the Dragon’ for Sydney Jewish Museum

I recently completed the illustrations for ‘Year of the Dragon’; a children’s book aimed at young readers, telling the story of Holocaust survivor Ilse Charny.

Year of the Dragon Book Launch, Illustrated by Leni Kae

The Sydney Jewish Museum is proud to launch Year of the Dragon, authored by Nicky Gluch and illustrated by Leni Kae