KidLit Illustration




About the Illustrator

Stephanie Oplinger is an artist and children’s book illustrator living near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Her portfolio includes illustration options for picture books, chapter books, middle grade novels, and young adult book covers. She loves working with vibrant palettes while illustrating quirky characters who live and interact in whimsical and fantastical settings. In addition to a vibrant a color style, she also particularly enjoys working in a bold B&W style with pen and ink, drawing children, animals, and nature in fun, daily situations and interactions. Her work is primarily traditional but is often edited and adjusted digitally.

Stephanie is an active member of SCBWI, an annual STORYSTORM participant, and a proud student of Mira Reisberg’s Children’s Book Academy.

To learn more about Stephanie and her work, visit here.



Contact Me

If you would like to hire Stephanie as an illustrator for your upcoming project, please feel free to contact her using the form below.


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Stephanie Oplinger

Phone: 724-454-2659