Brigette Barrager

Brigette Barrager is an artist, character designer, illustrator and writer of children's books. She is best known for illustrating the bestselling picture book Uni the Unicorn, by Amy Krouse Rosenthal. Brigette earned a degree in Character Animation from the California Institute of the Arts, where she now also teaches. With her work Brigette brings distinctive characters to life through her unique sensibilities in color, shape, and composition. She is always in search of stories that are both emotionally resonant and whimsical. Brigette lives and works in Los Angeles with her handsome husband Sean, a grumpy little dog, and two rascally gray kitties.

tea, vintage clothes, book collecting, traveling, and dogs

digital, acrylic, pencil, pen and ink, marker (mostly digital though)


New York Times Bestseller, 2014 (Uni the Unicorn)
Featured in the SOI Original Art Show (2017)
Christopher Award, 2018 (Pocket Full of Colors)

The Nice Dream Truck (HarperCollins, Season TBD)
How Lucille Ball Did it All (Abrams, Season TBD)

The Twelve Dancing Princesses (Chronicle, 2011)
Princess Matching Game (Chronicle, 2011)
CHEER: Confessions of a Wannabe Cheerleader, 5 book series (Simon& Schuster, 2013)
Where Does Kitty Go in the Rain? (Blue Apple, 2014)
A Smart Girl’s Guide to Money (American Girl, 2014)
Uni the Unicorn (Random House, 2014)
Sleeping Cinderella and other Princess Mix-Ups (Scholastic, 2015)
Florabelle (HarperCollins, Spring 2015)
Louise Trapeze is Totally 100% Fearless (Random House, 2015)
Louise Trapeze Did NOT Lose the Juggling Chickens (Random House, 2016)
The Orchard Book of Ballet Stories for the Very Young (Orchard Books, 2016)
The Secret Garden (Random House, 2017)
Pocket Full of Colors: The Magical World of Mary Blair (Atheneum Books, 2017)
Uni the Unicorn and the Dream Come True (Random House, 2017)
My Wish For You (Scholastic, Fall 2018)
Vlad the Rad (Random House, Summer 2019)
Fred’s Big Feelings (Atheneum, Fall 2019)
How to be a Pirate (Bloomsbury, Spring 2020)