Merrill Rainey is the creator and owner of LittleRainey Illustration & Design LLC, which is a children's illustrations and design studio based out of Northwest Ohio. Merrill is a "Master Doodler" who focuses his energy on developing fun imaginative experiences that bring out the inner child in those both young and old. Merrill is most known for his brand character work for both “Jack and Jill” and “Humpty Dumpty” magazines. His client list also includes other industry names like Capstone Publishing, Highlights, Ladybug magazine, Learning A-Z, McGraw Hill Education, Scholastic, and Razorbill. He is currently illustrating his first middle grade chapter book series titled “Blobby Blossom”. This series will be published by Razorbill an imprint of Penguin Random House, release date TBD.
Book Titles: ABCs of Public Art - The Arts Council of Greater Toledo, Awesome Christian Association #1 - By Tony Bellagamba, Frog. Frog? Frog! - Picture Window Books an imprint of Capstone Publishing, Red Beard - Scholastic iRead, Blobby Blobson - Razorbill (release date TBD)
Awards: 2016 Highlights Magazine Illustrator of the Month - June 2016 (Pewter Plate award), 2015 Society of Children's Book Writers & Illustrators (SCBWI) Magazine Merit Award - Two Letters of Merit, 2015 Highlights Magazine Illustrator of the Month - May 2015 (Pewter Plate award)
Clients: American Greetings, Cricket Magazine, Highlights Magazine, Humpty Dumpty Magazine, Jack and Jill Magazine, Ladybug Magazine, Learning A-Z (Raz-Kids), McGraw Hill Education, Picture Window Books an imprint of Capstone, Pockets Magazine, Ohio Art, Scholastic, Spider Magazine, Razorbill an imprint of Penguin Random House
To view more of his work check out: www.littlerainey.com