Heather Powers


Illustrator for the children’s market.

Hello, I’m Heather Powers. I work as an artist and designer in an old 1910 farmhouse in a sleepy town on Lake Michigan. It's the perfect place to make crafts, celebrate the holidays, unplug and get creative - which is my mission in my art and life!

I'm the author of Jewelry Designs from Nature published by Kalmbach Publishing and I'm currently working on a bead making book for kids.

I studied painting, drawing and printmaking at Kendall College of Art & Design where I received my Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree. During this time, I discovered my love for printmaking, which is my medium of choice. I love the bold lines and textures that are created through the printmaking process. Using this traditional method I incorporate modern materials, allowing me to work quicker.

More recently I have expanded my portfolio to include watercolors; translating my quirky characters, love of arts & crafts and green themes into charming and colorful paintings.

I’m a dedicated member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators and served as the Southwest Texas SCBWI advisor for several years before my move to Michigan! I’ve had the privilege of taking two master classes with Tomie dePaola during the SCBWI’s national conferences. In 2008 I was awarded the Tomie dePaola Portfolio Award.

Contact me at (269) 637-0682 or email at:

Client List:
Kalmbach Publishing

Perfection Learning

Yeowon Media

Story Friends Magazine

Iguana Magazine

San Antonio Water Systems H2O University

Wee Ones Online Magazine

San Antonio Vineyard

Southwest Texas SCBWI Newsletter & Logo Design


2008 Tomie DePaola Portfolio Award

SCBWI Featured Artist at

SCBWI Winter Illustrator Contest Honorable Mention

SCBWI June Illustrator Contest Honorable Mention

Austin SCBWI Conference Illustrator Contest Winner

Honorable Mention for 2006 W.I.N. Competition.


South Haven, MI


I am looking for freelance work.




children, printmaking, holidays, greeting cards, posters, Illustration, children's books, family, educational, animals, picture books, early reader


Watercolor, Printmaking, illustration, photoshop