Children's Book and Fantasy Illustration



Krister Eide is an illustrator who lives in Edmonds, just north of Seattle. He enjoys painting illustrations for children, especially imaginary worlds and animals. A passion project of his is a highly illustrated animal version of Jules Verne's classic, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.

When he's not drawing or painting, he helps injured animals return to health at a wildlife rehabilitation center. Present and past education includes the BFA Program in Children's Book Illustration at Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design in Denver as well a workshops and classes with visual development artist Ty Carter, the Gage Academy in Seattle, Oatley Academy, School of Visual Storytelling, and CG Society. 

Krister works in traditional oil and water media, graphite and charcoal, as well as digital media. For complex scenes he uses clay maquette models or uses 3D software modeling programs before drawing or painting. He is a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, Society of Illustrators, and Guild of Natural Science Illustrators.


Krister Eide    Fantasy and Children's Book Illustration

ADDRESS    6701 139th Pl SW 98026-3223                                   CELL             425-628-8712


2015                Best of the Gage – Figure (juror, Joseph McDonnell)
2015-               Honor Roll Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design (RMCAD)
2015                Merit Art Scholarship, RMCAD
2016                Summer Memory Contest, RMCAD
2017                Charlene Cosgrove Memorial Scholarship in Illustration, RMCAD


2015                Steele Gallery Winners Exhibition, Gage Academy (Seattle, WA)
2015                Rotunda Student Exhibition, RMCAD (Denver, CO)
2016                Society of Children’s Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) Juried Show WA State Convention
                           Ctr (Seattle, WA)
2016                Nature’s Call, Clymer Museum, Guild of Natural Science Illustrators (Ellensburg, WA)
2017                Ilustrators Showcase SCBWI Spring Conference (Seattle, WA)
2017                Put a Bird on It, ArtEAST Gallery (Issaquah, WA)
2017                Fantastical Worlds, Blakely Hall, ArtEast (Issaquah, WA)
2018                Drawn to Life, Seattle City Hall, SCBWI(Seattle, WA)
2018                Comics, Anime, Cartoons, and Fantasy, Las Laguna Gallery (Laguna Beach, CA)
2018                Natural Musings GNSI-NW, Washington State Convention Center (Seattle, WA)
2018                San Diego Comic Con Art Show (San Diego, CA)
2018                World Con 76 (San Jose, CA)
2018                Red Shoe Show (RMCAD, Denver, CO)


2019 (planned) BFA program, Illustration (Children’s Book Illustration) RMCAD (GPA 3.9/4.0)
2017-               Ty Carter Mentorship of Blue Sky Studios
2017                Classes from Schoolism, School of Visual Storytelling, Oatley Academy
2016                Open Studio Michelle Waldele-Dick, painter  
2015                Gage Academy (Watercolor portrait, Figure Drawing)
2014                Computer Graphics Society - Digital Illustration and Environmental Design
2014                TLC Workshops: Allen Williams, Graphite
2013                Mukilteo Art Workshop  Christine Awad-Schmalz

Oil Painters of America Associate
Society of Childrens Book Writers and Illustrators
Society of Illustrators
Society of Illustrators Los Angeles
Creative Talent Network

Seattle Audubon Society - Marbled Murrelet
Pilchuck Audubon Society - Traveling Exhibit
Seattle Aquarium - Guild of Natural Science Illustrators Northwest
Burke Museum in Seattle (Bird Art Exhibition) - Guild of Natural Science Illustrators Northwest
Pacific Science Center in Seattle (Art Demonstration) - Guild of Natural Science Illustrators
Beach Watchers Program (Environment)
Washington Wildlife and Recreation Photographer

David Collins  Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design
Ty Carter Blue Sky Studios 
Tina Hoggatt Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators