The home of
designer & illustrator Stephanie Drake

The home
of designer
and illustrator
Stephanie Drake

Passionate about
children's books

How I can help with your project


I design across a wide range of formats; from sticker & activity to mechanisms, picture flat titles, press outs, soundboards, and colouring books.


From vector artwork to traditional watercolour let’s find an artist you’ll love.


Direction of the creative process with scamped imagery, storyboards, picture references and written art briefing. 

Let’s see how we can work together!

Client reviews

AdamKaleb the Brave
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Stephanie made this process seamless, and her professionalism is off the charts. She made any changes I asked without complaint. She is a rock star, and I will definitely be hiring her again!
HeilaHJiilmer and The Fire Witch
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Working with Stephanie was ideal. She exceeded our expectations. She integrated our text and illustrations into a final product that brought it to life. Not only that, she provided marketing mock-ups to help us in the next phase for our book…this was not expected but highly appreciated. Stephanie was always prompt, professional and produced the highest quality work.
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Stephanie was a pleasure to work with. She readily understood the 'look and feel' I wanted in the book and was amenable to modifications throughout the entire illustration process. Her communication was clear and direct, and her opinions were appreciated.
DesireeThe Unicorn Who Lost Her Horn
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Highly recommend! Great work and great easy down to earth communication!
AlexandraProfessor and Pollito
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Stephanie has been incredible. Very professional, transparent, and stuck to the timetable. Her experience shines through with all the great tips and advice she provided. Would love to work with her on future projects.
KentDon’t Eat Cake With Monsters
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Stephanie was Awesome! I could not have asked for a better book complier. Would I invite Stephanie to help me again? You Bet!
RowanThe incredible Thread
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It was great to work with Stephanie. I'll certainly use her again for design consultation.
JenniferAn Elephant for Emma
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I really enjoyed working with Stephanie and cannot say enough about her. She is timely, professional, communicative and her talent went beyond my expectations. I highly recommend her and would definitely work with her again!
LailaClaudia’s Diary
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Stephanie was an amazing book cover designer. She exceeded my expectations. She even finished the project before the due date. When I asked her to make changes to my cover, she always made sure that I loved the changes. I would definitely work with her again.
MargieA Dragonful of Magic
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I much enjoyed working with Stephanie who took my suggestions for slight alterations without a murmur, and implemented them quickly. One of her many assets is a sense of humour. She draws well and she has an eye for detail.
KarineThe Booboo in my Heart
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I would recommend a hundred times over! I am grateful for her expertise, her kindness, and her help. She was devoted to my project and never made me feel that I was asking for too much as I asked for more help with certain sections of my book. The layout of my book was essentially saved thanks to her expertise. I am eternally thankful that our paths have crossed.
MichelleMy Frenchie and Me in Paris
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I could not be more happy! Working with Stephanie has been an absolute pleasure. Stephanie is creative, thorough, timely, and a very good communicator. She was able to take my book and design it in a wonderfully imaginative way. I am excited and eager to work with her again in the future!
AliciaIf I Can’t Eat Flies, What am I?
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I am over the moon in love with my cover design, and she is always, got back to me right away, and always met her deadlines. I completely recommend her.

About me

Hello! Let me introduce myself, I am Stephanie Drake.

I run Bébé Bicyclette, an independent studio where I design and illustrate children’s products. I also provide freelance services to anyone looking to bring their ideas or publications to life through tailored design solutions and illustrative support.

I studied fine art at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art before working the best part of a decade as a professional illustrator, textile designer, and children’s book designer. Through this range of experience, I focussed my efforts and created something I am truly proud of – Bébé Bicyclette. 

The catalyst for this has been my most arduous creation to date; my children. Eddy and Felix are the two little people who have, one way or another, shown me where my priorities lie. Now my work harmoniously coexists alongside raising my family and gives me a platform to create my best work to date.

Let me help make your project come to life.

Let me help make your
project come to life.