Charles Utting

Charles Utting – Designer

Sci-Fi and Fantasy Illustrator - Book covers and interiors. Charlie believes in a future where somehow, against all odds, we make it.


Science Fiction & Fantasy Illustrator based out of Seattle, WA.

Charles believes in a future where somehow, against all odds, we all make it. Inspired by imagining rugged yet thriving futures, Charlie’s work focuses on small moments of connection, tension, and wonder.

Charlie has worked with a growing list of self-published authors across genres, game studios such as Coyote & Crow, and has had work accepted into art annuals such as Infected By Art Volumes 8 & 9.


The process of creating an illustration begins with communication: excerpts from a chapter, a discussion of tone and mood or, if there is time, reading the whole book!

From there I work on a series of sketches, which we discuss before choosing one sketch and proceeding to the final. The final will undergo another round of edits until we are both excited with the result, at which point you’re off the races!

I look forward to hearing about your project, characters, and worlds.
Epic Fantasy Gaming & LitRPG LGBTQ Fiction Post-Apocalyptic Short Story Space Opera Steampunk Young Adult Fantasy
  • Infected by Art 7
  • Infected by Art 8
  • SmArt School with Scott Fischer
  • Mentorship with Christopher Remmers

Work experience

Coyote & Crow

Jun, 2022 — Aug, 2022 (3 months)

Commissioned for a series of illustrations for the Coyote & Crow core rule book.


Nov, 2021 — Present

Charles has 18 reviews





Kyle F.

Kyle F.

Nov, 2023

I really enjoyed working with Charlie. Professional, timely communication, listened to my suggestions, really got into the vibe I was going for. He's a talented artist, and a very personable, attentive, responsive collaborator. I'm very happy with the finished art, and I'd definitely work with him again!
Brandon B.

Brandon B.

Sep, 2023

Great service, great working with.
Charles U.
My pleasure, and likewise!
Nathan M.

Nathan M.

Aug, 2021

Charlie was amazing on every level! He was attentive, receptive and in the end delivered high quality artwork that really went above and beyond what I could have hoped for. He is an excellent artist and consummate professional. I look forward to working with him again in the future.
Charles U.
Nathan thank you much! It was a pleasure working with you and I look forward to any future projects. Cheers and all the best!
Terry S.

Terry S.

Apr, 2021

Charlie did an amazing job. I could not be happier with his creativity and his attention to my instruction and manuscript. He noticed aspects of my writing that he incorporated into his illustrations that i recognized only after I saw them in picture. In every way, he was professional and exceeded every expectation.
Dartanyan J.

Dartanyan J.

Mar, 2021

Charlie is always a pleasure to work with. He's easygoing, pays attention to detail, and knows how to bring a character to life.
Charles U.
Cheers and thanks ya Dartanyan! Always happy to work on these characters.

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