melissa castrillon

freelance illustrator


About me

Melissa Castrillón is a freelance illustrator living in Cambridge. England. She moved here 9 years ago and earned a First class Honors Degree in Illustration. In 2014 she gained Masters degree in Children's book Illustration at the Cambridge school of art. She is currently illustrating her first picture book for Simon & Schuster, New York. Her second picture book will be with Italian publisher, Topipittori & Third will be with UK based publisher BIg Picture Press. Her clients include, Simon & Schuster Templar Big Picture Press Hackett Publishing The National Trust Ohhdeer Picture Houses Jamie Oliver Magazine The Koestler Trust


  • Drawing
  • Silkscreen
  • Design
  • Editorial
  • Illustrator
  • Photoshop
  • Book Design
  • Book Jacket Design
  • Picture Books
  • Screen Print Design
  • Children’s Book Illustration



MA Children’s Book Illustration

Anglia Ruskin University

Aug 2012 - Jan 2014
  • Children's book illustration


BA(Hons) Illustration

Anglia Ruskin University

Aug 2006 - May 2009
  • illustration



The AOI World illustration awards


  • Short listed for The AOI World illustration awards 2015