I wanted to be an illustrator since I was a small girl. I now work out of a studio in seaside Brighton enjoying the sugary clatter and smells of the milkshake shop below...

I have illustrated numerous books for children and clients include:

Barefoot Books
WMB Eerdmans
Wisdom Tales
Lion Hudson
Mifflin Houghton Harcourt

I also specialise in hand drawn maps and have recently written a book (for adults), 'Hand Drawn Maps - a guide for creatives' for Thames and Hudson.

I have won a number of awards and 'Little Leap Forward' (Barefoot Books) was included in the 'Diverse Voices List' in 2014; the best books for children published since 1950 to the present day celebrating cultural and ethnic diversity in the UK - compiled by Seven Stories, the National Centre for Children's Books and supported by The Guardian newspaper.

Awards include:
The Nautilus Award for 'Little Leap Forward'.
Junior Library Guild awards for 'Little Leap Forward' and 'The Raiders'
New York's Bank Street College award for 'Brigid's Cloak'

You can also see further work on my website; www.helencann.co.uk. If you think I can help with a commission, please get in touch.
Contact Info
07729 041244
Ground Floor, 46 Goldstone Villas, Hove
E Sussex, BN3 3RS
United Kingdom
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