Chris Trefz is a writer, illustrator, and designer working in the Phildelphia Area. He attended Tyler School of Art, graduating in 2005 with a BFA in Graphic Design and Illustration. Below you will find descriptions of the different book series and freelance projects I have worked on, as well as links to my portfolios and samples.


Chris’s main focus has been book illustration, both for children’s stories and the science fiction genre. Chris has illustrated stories that he’s written himself, as well as worked with other authors, on books such as The Realoscope of Ringgold Valley. Other types of projects he's worked on include illustrated logos, advertisements, cards, and concept art.

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Chris has writen children’s books, as well as a number of short stories and a novel. His two main projects are a picture book called Below the Waves: Timmy’s Quest, and the science fiction series, Reptilia Droc. Visit both sites for a sample of the stories and updates on future entries.

Below the Waves: Timmy’s Quest

The Reptilia Droc Series

One day, Timmy, a young octopus went out in search of oysters for his family. But when he discovers a gold key it takes him on an amazing adventure meeting a variety of
sea creatures.
  The Conglomerate States are expanding into the Outer Territories, in an attempt to replenish it's dwindling resources. Progress is disrupted as the military and colonists find themselves in a growing confrontation with an ancient and powerful race, known as the Reptilia Droc.
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Chris also has a variety of design experience. He has worked on projects ranging from web design, and email blasts, to eLearning courses built with a variety of tools, to the more tradional posters, brochures, and logos.

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