Join Our Team: Passionate Illustrator + Layout Designer for African Children’s Books!

Will this be your next big project?

Are you a talented illustrator and layout designer with a deep passion for Africa and African stories? Do you have a special knack for bringing children’s books to life through captivating illustrations? We are looking for a creative and dedicated individual to join our team in illustrating and designing children’s books that celebrate the rich cultural heritage and stories of Africa.

  • Position: Illustrator + Layout Designer (Children’s Books)
  • Location: Online (Remote)
  • Duration: Project-Based (Starting with a Story Assignment)

About us

Bokobokids Village is an ecosystem with a dynamic and socially conscious publishing house committed to sharing the magic of African stories with young readers around the world. Our mission is to promote cultural diversity and inclusivity changing the narrative about Afro-descendants through engaging and visually stunning children’s books. We are excited to collaborate with a talented illustrator and layout designer who shares our passion for African narratives and storytelling.


  • Illustrate characters, scenes, and elements for children’s books inspired by African folklore, traditions, and culture.
  • Design layout compositions, ensuring seamless integration of text and illustrations for an engaging reading experience. Therefore, you provide the final product, ebooks and books under our guidance.
  • Collaborate closely with authors, editors, and the creative team to bring stories to life visually.
  • Maintain a consistent artistic style and adhere to project deadlines.


  • Proficiency in digital illustration and graphic design software (Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, etc.).
  • Strong portfolio showcasing previous work in illustrating and designing children’s books.
  • Genuine passion for African culture, folklore, and storytelling.
  • Ability to adapt artistic style to suit different narratives and age groups.
  • Excellent communication skills and a collaborative mindset.
  • Attention to detail and commitment to delivering high-quality work.

How to apply

If you are enthusiastic about contributing to the world of children’s literature, we would love to hear from you! Please send your resume, portfolio, and a brief cover letter outlining your passion for African stories and illustrating children’s books to []. Be sure to include relevant examples of your work and any additional information that demonstrates your skills and enthusiasm for the role.


This position begins with a story assignment, allowing us to assess your skills and compatibility with our projects. If both parties are satisfied with the results, there is potential for ongoing collaboration on future children’s book projects.

We offer an important percentage on the sales and to visualize you and your work in our social media and website.

Join us on this exciting journey of storytelling and cultural celebration!

Let’s inspire young minds together with the magic of African stories.

Share is love

One Response

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

More to discover

Stories of Diversity: Diwele Molale
“Radio sans chaine” website and podcast  is Welcoming Bokobokids African wisdom stories series as host

Stay connected to the Bokobokids community!

We are an online platform of storytellers using the arts to promote African descendant heritage and foster inner well-being in children of all ages. Get our newsletter!