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Hi, I am Abby the illustrator and orange cat specialist (qualification not yet formally recognised). I am currently in Cambridge, but sometimes I live and work from my van, Obi with my partner and our aforementioned orange cat – Fry.

 

In MOST EXCITING NEWS, I have started THE Children's Book Illustration Masters (part-time) at the Cambridge School of Art (ARU). I am extremely proud to have been awarded a scholarship for my MA by QEST (the Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust). You can find me in their very varied and eclectic directory here! Henceforth I will be EVEN worse at keeping my website and instagram up to date with projects, but you can always get in touch to find out what I am up to.

I have illustrated several self-published books (four completed and several more in progress). You can even see a couple of them on Amazon! These books have enabled me to host school workshops on illustration & creativity, online and in-person. I love working with kids so if you would like to book me to come into your school please send me an email at abby(at)abbyhobbs.com. I offer a range of discounts for schools with disadvantaged pupils and have an enhanced DBS check with details available upon request.

 

I also host online workshops with M.Y.O & Creative Jungle Co – a creative studio for all adults, especially those who don't feel creative. I started working for them in person back when I lived in Peckham, and it was amazing experience in speaking in front of groups – something that used to make me want to curl up into a ball and die. Now I lead online workshops in drawing, painting with watercolours and hand-lettering.

For the last five years I have also been working with companies and individuals on many types of illustration commissions such as social media campaigns, logos, posters, murals, maps, portraits and in-person and online workshops too. You can see a selection of the clients I've worked with below.

 

If you'd like to know even more about me you can:

Read quite an old interview here.

or listen to the Creative Jungle podcast episode where Diana Muendo and I talk about creating the Big Hair Parade here.

💌 I am not currently taking on personal commissions 👩‍🎓