Photo by: Matthew Simmons

Photo by: Matthew Simmons

Thanks for stopping by!

Hello, my name is Cole Roberts and I'm a freelance illustrator and artist based in Nashville, Tennessee. Originally from Oklahoma where I grew up and attended the University of Central Oklahoma, I graduated in 2008 with a bachelor degree of fine arts. I've been working as a full time graphic designer since 2009 for various design studios. 

I'm inspired by my childhood, comic books, video games, Halloween and lots of television. It's easy to see the influence it's had on my work.

When I'm not drawing, I enjoy spending time with my beautiful wife, our baby girl, two cats and dog, usually watching classic television, listening to my record collection, playing video games and drinking coffee on the back porch. Proud SCBWI member (Mid South chapter).

I am currently interested in taking on illustration based projects. If you have a children's book, comic, editorial need or just have a fun project that you think I'd be a good fit for, please contact me! I'd love to hear from you!  



Graduated from UCO in 2008 with a Bachelor Degree in Graphic Design.

Employed with TMG and Variance Magazine from 2009-2011 as a graphic designer.

Employed with Visualink Creative from 2011-2018.


Drawing/Sketchbook Work

(Left to Right) kneaded eraser, red and blue Ticonderoga erasable checking pencils, Pentel Pocket Brush Pen, Micron Multi-liner 08, Paper Mate Sharpwriter #2, various Copic sketch markers (mostly grays and yellow)


Moleskin 3 pack cahier journals (7.5x10 plain) & Moleskin art plus sketchbook (5x8.25 plain) 

Digital Art

Adobe Photoshop CC, Wacom Cintiq 13HD Creative Pen Display, Photoshop brushes from the incredible Ray Frenden and Kyle T. Webster.

iPad Pro 13inch, Apple Pencil, Procreate App. Check out Eric Merced's Procreate brushes.