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.

Realoscope Illustration
Kana Illustration
Evergreen Lane Farm postcard


His written work includes a children’s books, a novel, and several short stories. His two main projects are a picture book called "Below the Waves: Timmy’s Quest", and "Reptilia Droc", an ongoing series blending horror and science fiction. Sample of all his stories are avaible at the links below, and make sure to stop back for updates on future entries.

Timmy's Quest Cover

Below the Waves: Timmy’s Quest

One day, Timmy, a young octopus went out in search of oysters for his family. When he discovers a strange gold key it takes him on an amazing adventure where he'll meet a variety of sea creatures.

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The Reptilia Droc Series

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.


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.