When I was little I liked drawing pictures. When I got bigger
I still liked drawing pictures.In fact, I liked drawing pictures so much,
I went to Loughborough University to learn more about drawing pictures, and graduated from there in 2001 with BA (Hons) Illustration.
From there, I was employed for 5 years as a designer at
Usborne Publishing, before making the scary move into freelancing.
Originally from Leicester, I am now based in North London,
where I live and work with illustrator and other half Steven Wood.
Time is fairly evenly split between working, and snacking.
I work mostly in children's publishing, but have worked across
many other fields including greetings cards and gift wrap,
toy packaging and design, jigsaw puzzles, calendars, and branding.
Also I occasionally work in-house for various studios.
Recent clients include Ladybird Books, Campbell Books, Scholastic,
Pat-a-Cake, Imagine That, AZBooks, Editions Lito, Little Tiger Press, Bloomsbury Publishing, Kidsbooks, Priddy Books, Arcturus Publishing,
Yoyo Books, Samsung Publishing, Marks and Spencer, and Igloo Books.
At the last count, I have illustrated over 200 books.
No wonder I’m so tired!