Oh, hey there!

My name is Lissy Marlin, nice to meet you!

I'm an award winning, NYT best selling illustrator from Dominican Republic with a simple mission: bring a little bit of magic to everyday life, one piece of art at a time!

In previous years I've played the role of Lead Artist at a toy company called GoldieBlox, a small start-up in San Francisco dedicated to inspire the next generation of female engineers. 

Presently, I spend my days as freelance illustrator from my home in Philadelphia. My work ranges from character design and background painting for animation, to picture books and fun middle grade novels such as Neil Patrick Harris's The Magic Misfits Series. 

Every day I look for new ways to challenge myself and my work a little bit and I look forward to projects full of color and adventure. I aspire to make every project a fun experience for myself and everyone involved.

Here is hoping for new opportunities in 2021! 


The Magic Misfits
2020 Nebraska Golden Sower Award.
Nebraska Library Association.

Invention Mansion
2016 Oppenheim Toy Portfolio:

Best Toy Award (Platinum)

Past Clients

  • Random House

  • McMillan Children's Books

  • MGM Studios

  • Harper Collins

  • Warner Bros

  • Scholastic

  • GoldieBlox

  • Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

  • Lee & Low

  • Archie Comics

  • Little, Brown

  • Sterling Press

  • Tyndale Publishing

  • Magic Wagon (Abdo Publishing)


I'm looking for full-time, part-time or freelance work as Character Designer, Concept Artist or Background Painter.

I'm also available for inquiries in the Publishing or Toy industry. 


For inquiries in the Publishing Industry

For inquiries in the Animation,
Game or Toy industry

For Picture books, cover work, middle grade novels, schedule or pricing questions please email my agent 
Christine Hong

Available for New Representation
Starting September 1st 2021

For all freelance projects outside of the publishing industry or Full-time/part-time job offers, please feel free to

email me directly.

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