Kirbi Fagan is an award-winning Metro Detroit based illustrator who specializes in creating art for young readers. Her illustrations are known for their magical themes, nostalgic mood, bright colors, and powerful characters. She received her bachelor’s degree in Illustration from Kendall College of Art and Design. 

Kirbi is passionate about participating in the illustration community both online and at large. Currently, she teaches illustration at College for Creative Studies. She has participated and curated art events with “Art Prize,” “Art.Downtown,” Grand Rapids Children’s Museum, Square Peg Studios and more. Kirbi's work has been acknowledged by organizations such as Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles and New York, ImagineFX,  Art Order and the International Writers & Illustrators of the Future. Recent clients include, Marvel, Capstone Publishing, Stone Arch Books and Dark Horse Comics. Kirbi lives by two words… “spread joy.”  When not painting, Kirbi enjoys writing stories, spending time with her family and rollerblading with her dog, Sophie and Maisy.


Jack Gaughan Award for Best Emerging Artist 2017

Muddy Color Rising Star 2017

ArtOrder - Reckless Deck Challenge

Muddy Color's Rising Star 2014 - Runner up

International Writers & Illustrators of the Future Winner

Creative Outlook Cover Contest Winner


Imagine FX "Artist of the Month"  Dec. 2015

Los Angeles Society of Illustrators 54th Annual

New York Society of Illustrators "Point of Visions" Celebrating Female Artists in Fantasy and Science Fiction

Infected by Art Volume 3


6 Days of BAIT: Kirbi Fagan, an Unexpected shining moment in life and literature.

Elusive Muse

Imagine FX

Questioning Creatives         

Creative Outlook