Andy Catling

Andy Catling - Designer

Brighton, United Kingdom

UK based international illustrator of children's books.

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Overview

My name is Andy Catling (BA hons) and I am a professional illustrator with more than 50 illustrated titles under my belt. I work in traditional mediums and digital wot-nots to make artwork for book illustration, editorial projects, websites and advertising. I have worked for many different publishing houses such as Usborne, Oxford University Press, Little Tiger press, Parragon, QED, Franklin Watts and many others.

In a typical book illustration project I will design characters, story scenes and generally visualise the words of a story to work with and around the text on a page. With many projects I have designed the cover and internal pages before illustrating. I do this with a view to creating a harmony and flow with text and image.

In past employments I have also produced storyboards and 3D modelling and animation as well as 2D animation for video game publishers such as Microsoft.
Languages
English
Fiction
Action & Adventure
Fantasy
Humor & Comedy
Picture Books
Young Adult
Non-Fiction
Children’s Non-Fiction

Certifications

  • BA (hons) Graphic design

Awards

  • Tir-na n-og shortlisted 2016
  • TERF Finalist 2008

Work experience

Illustrator

Self-employed
September, 2006 – Present (about 15 years)

Children's book Illustrator. Book design, character design, concept artist, 2D animation

Artist and animator

Beyond Reality Games
August, 2005 – August, 2012 (about 7 years)

Working as an artist and animator in video game production. 3D modelling, 3D animation, character design.

Game artist

Climax
November, 2001 – November, 2003 (about 2 years)

Working as an artist and animator in main stream video game production (Microsoft). Concept artist, Storyboards, 2D animation, character design.

Artist and animator

Artworld
February, 2001 – November, 2001 (9 months)

Working as an artist and animator in video game production. Concept artist, 3D modelling, 3D animation, storyboards, character design, level design.

Artist and animator

Minds eye productions
December, 1997 – February, 2001 (about 3 years)

Working as an artist and animator in main stream video game production. Concept artist, 3D modelling, Storyboards, 3D animation, 2D animation, character design.

Portfolio (20 selected works)

Santa Corn

Ceri Wyn Jones

Joseph and the Lying Lady

Fiona Veitch Smith

Joseph and the Rainbow Robe

Fiona Veitch Smith

Joseph and the Fearful Family

Fiona Veitch Smith

Joseph and the Hidden Cup

Fiona Veitch Smith

Don Quixote

Aladdin and the Lamp (Must Know Stories: Level 2)

Hilary Robinson

Aladdin and the Lamp

Aladdin and the Lamp

The Greatest Captain in the World

Johann Steinke, Joel Ruud

If you like pirates, sailing and adventure, then you need to read The Greatest Captain in the World. An illustrated children's book about two kids who head down to the dock and hear tall tales from the crew of the Greatest Captain in the World. Join the crew and captain as they face off against giant waves, storms and more! Written by a real-life tallship captain, with stories created by a mas... read more

If you like pirates, sailing and adventure, then you need to read The Greatest Captain in the World. An illustrated children's book about two kids who head down to the dock and hear tall tales from the crew of the Greatest Captain in the World. Join the crew and captain as they face off against giant waves, storms and more! Written by a real-life tallship captain, with stories created by a mas... read more

Andy has 11 reviews

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Rizwan Asad
Andy is wonderful to work with - professional, timely, and talented! I've really enjoyed our collaboration, and hope we're able to work together again soon.

Rizwan Asad, October 2021


Julia Barr
Andy made sure my book looked just like I wanted it to. He does great work!

Julia Barr, June 2021


Haya Al Humaidhi
Andy was such an delight to work with, hopefully will collaborate again one day!

Haya Al Humaidhi, May 2021


Cori Sims
Andy is absolutely wonderful! His talent is the ingredient which brought my story to life. All adjustments and concerns were received and executed diligently. His expertise and industry knowledge made my first book experience fulfilling. I am beyond happy and satisfied with the result of the multi-month process. Thank you and I truly hope to collaborate in the future!

Cori Sims, December 2020


Una O'Sullivan
Andy is truly gifted. When I gave him my brief I thought I had covered everything but the drawing I got back was far more than I could every have imagined. He impressed me so much that I'm holding my project until he is free to start it.

Una O'Sullivan, October 2020

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