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LittleRainey Illustration & Design LLC is a children’s illustration & design studio based out of NorthWest Ohio. Owned by “Master Doodler” Merrill Rainey, LittleRainey focuses on creating 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. He has served on faculty at the Highlights Foundation and is an active member in the Northern Ohio chapter of the SCBWI (Society of Children's Books Writers and Illustrators). His client list also includes other industry names like Capstone Publishing, Highlights, Ladybug magazine, Learning A-Z, McGraw Hill Education, Scholastic, and Razorbill. ​​​​​​​

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)

American Greetings
Highlights Magazine
Humpty Dumpty Magazine
Jack & Jill Magazine
Ladybug Magazine
Learning A-Z (Raz-Kids)
McGraw Hill Education
Picture Window Books • an imprint of Capstone
Pockets Magazine
Pronk Media
Ohio Art
Spider Magazine
Stepping Stones
Razorbill • an imprint of Penguin Random House
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)
Artist Representation:
Tugeau 2
Agent: Nicole Tugeau
p - (216) 707.0854
e - nicole@tugeau2.com
w- tugeau2.com
Contact Information:
Merrill Rainey
p - +1 (440) 315.0598
e - merrillr@littlerainey.com