I graduated from Manchester Metropolitan University in 1999 with a BA(Hons)
in Illustration and an MA in Communication Design, and have been working
as an illustrator ever since under the representation of The Organisation.

My work is colourful and lively with broad appeal and I like to add decorative
elements or a mood of drama where appropriate.

Recently I have illustrated 20 covers for a series of reissues of Michael Morpurgo's novels (Egmont), including the modern classic 'War Horse'. Some of the work from this project is currently being exhibited as part of 'Michael Morpurgo: A LIfetime in Stories' at the V&A Museum of Childhood in London.

I have illustrated all five of Lauren St John's 'White Giraffe' series ofnovels (Orion), which were shortlisted for a British Book Design and Production award, as well as five of her 'Laura Marlin Mysteries' including the Blue Peter Book Award-winning 'Dead Man's Cove'.

In 2016 illustrated 'The Barefoot Book of Children' for Barefoot Books, which received a starred review from Publishers Weekly, and in 2011 I illustrated the 'Barefoot Books World Atlas' which has been featured on BBC television, and the App for iPad and iPhone based on it was an 'App of the week' and was listed as one of the ten best apps by the App Store for their 5th anniversary. To date it has seen over 4 million downloads.

In 2012 my cover illustration for 'Shine' by Candy Gourlay (David Fickling Books) took a gold award in the annual 3x3 Picture Book Show.

My cover for 'The Adventures of Tom Sawyer' (Oxford University Press, 2014) was shortlisted in the Children's Book category of the Association of Illustrators' annual Illustration Awards, and was awarded a merit in the 3x3 Picture Book Show.

Selected client list:

Chronicle Books, Barefoot Books, Egmont Children's Books, Faber & Faber, Weidenfeld &
Nicolson, Orion Children's Books, David Fickling Books, Random House, Hodder Headline, Penguin,
Macmillan, Time Warner Books, Duncan Baird Publishers, Transworld
Publishers, Oxford University Press, Godsfield Press, Lion Publishing,
HarperCollins, BBC, Fox Kalomaski, Mother, CAFOD, Christian Aid and many others.

I live in Cheshire, England.
Contact Info
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