Author headshot by Andrew TM
Please contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org or 07845 394636
I’m passionate about getting kids reading and also representing a diverse range of children in my work. I recently completed a series of children’s drawing books for Quarto for the 4+ age group consisting of fun characters with step-by-step drawing tutorials. Subjects include wild animals, pets, dinosaurs, fairy tales and more. The popular drawing method I’ve developed through years of teaching illustration to kids is based on simple shapes, and allows lots of space for the artist to express themselves. Other recent work includes the creation of characters and drawing tutorial videos for a Hackney Libraries social campaign.
I illustrate on an iPad using Procreate and an Apple Pencil, and I put my pages together on Photoshop. I sketch and plan on marker paper.
I run popular comics and illustration workshops for schools, SEND settings and other organisations in London and beyond, including Discover Children’s Story Centre, Museum of the Home, Hackney Libraries and the Sharjah International Book Fair. I have a library background and a previous career in fashion design.
Read the blog post I wrote for A New Direction about creating characters, comics and picture books in class 10 Tips for Teachers: Drawing projects to enhance curriculum topics
Publishers I’ve worked with
Organisations I’ve provided workshops for