Kelsey Eng is an illustrator based in Burbank, California who is currently working at Cartoon Network as a BG Painter on We Bare Bears. She has worked in visual development, character design, and story for animation, commercials, games, and illustration.

Currently Available for freelance illustration, editorial, and character-involved concept projects.  

Previous clients include: Scholastic, Simon & Schuster, Wild Canary/Disney Jr., Dreamworks TV, Nickelodeon, Two Bit Circus, 1st Ave Machine, CloudKid, freelance work for television and movie pitches.

Represented by Kathleen Rushall at Andrea Brown Literary Agency. Email:



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Schoolism Interview


CNET article, Feb 2019

Schoolism Interview, May 2017

Nominous Animation Podcast Interview (starts at 5:25) Oct 2016

Muse's Milk Interview, June 2015

  • Cartoon Network // BG Painter // Feb 2019 - present

  • Scholastic // Freelance // 2019

  • Simon & Schuster // Cover artist // 2018 & 2019

  • Nickelodeon // Freelance Vis Dev // 2019

  • DreamWorks TV // Vis Dev Artist & Story Revisionist // March 2015 - 2019

  • Wild Canary // BG Designer // Dec 2014 - 2015

  • Nickelodeon // BG Designer // July 2014 - 2014

  • Wild Canary // Freelance Artist // May 2014 - Aug 2014

  • Making Friends Inc. // Artist + Animator // Sep 2013 - March 2014


Light Grey Art Lab Never Odd or Even 2016

Q-Pop Doraemon show 2016


Early Bird Artbook, 2017


Arby’s participated in my #Drawthisinyourstyle Challenge


CNET article about #Drawthisinyourstyle Instagram Challenge

My take on Jo Rioux’s art was featured in a CNET article (link)

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Book Reviewed on Parka Blogs


My art book was featured on Parka Blogs and got a great review! :)



How to Train Your Dragon Live Panel


I was asked to participate in a 2018 Valentines Live panel for the Dragons facebook page, where we answered questions from viewers on Instagram and Facebook. The stream was viewed by 5k+ people. 


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