I'm an illustrator and orange cat specialist (qualification not formally recognised), living near Cambridge in the UK. I am going to try and keep this 'about page' vaguely sensible and to the point, which is difficult for my excitable neurodivergent brain. You can find more blurbs of my actual voice in various other places in or around this website.
I am currently studying on the part-time Children's Book Illustration MA at the Cambridge School of Art, which I'll graduate from in 2025. I am extremely proud to have been awarded a full scholarship to attend this course by QEST (the Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust). You can find me in their directory here!
I have illustrated several self-published children's books (five and counting). You can still buy three of them on Amazon if you like.
Working on these books has lead me to host school workshops on illustration & creativity, online and in-person – which I absolutely love doing, and you can read more about here. If you would like me to come to your school and teach a drawing workshop please get in touch. I offer a range of discounts and free workshops for schools with disadvantaged/SEND pupils, and have an up-to-date Enhanced DBS check from 2020. I also currently work as a student ambassador for ARU at their Cambridge National Saturday Art Club. I run in-person and online creativity workshops for adults too.
For the last six years I have also been working with companies and individuals on many types of illustration commissions, from murals to merch, social media posts to judging public art competitions (for Hobbycraft). You can see a selection of the clients I've worked with below. I also still moonlight as a Graphic Designer occasionally (which used to be my full-time job) during which I learnt so much about the world of digital and print media.
If you'd like to get to know even more about me you can read quite an old interview from 2019, but I still stand by everything I said in it (as of June 2023 anyway...) here. Except that, I thought I first read Midnight over Sanctaphrax, my introduction to Chris Riddell, aged seven; It was actually only published when I was ten, but I have a habit of thinking that the most important touchstones in my life happened when I was seven. It was my favourite age so far after all.
Fortnum & Mason – The Art of the Exceptional 14th March-19th June 2022