David Broadbent

David Broadbent - Designer

Brighton, UK

Experienced freelance illustrator specializing in children's books, maps and book covers.

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A freelance illustrator based on the south coast of England in the UK. I have recently designed and illustrated non-fiction childrens books and had my own fiction picture book published. I also love illustrating maps, book covers and portraits and have over 20 years experience of working for clients all around the world. Many of these clients are long standing and have come back to me many times over.

I enjoy working direct with the client to produce the best possible result, from the first rough sketch to the finished design and artwork, all the while keeping lines of communication and feedback open so everyone is happy with the outcome. It's important in the first instance to know exactly what is required so clarity of communication is vital.

Away from my studio l enjoy a good bike ride, walking my pointy dog and a frantic game of table tennis!
Children’s Non-Fiction
Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits
Home & Garden
Middle Grade Fantasy
Picture Books
Science Fiction
Young Adult

Work experience

Graphic designer

UK Greetings
February, 2002 – February, 2012 (about 10 years)

Self employed freelance illustrator

September, 1999 – Present (about 23 years)

Extensive experience of working for various clients all around the world.

Portfolio (1 selected work)

The Roller Coaster Ride (Child's Play Library)

Broadbent, David, Broadbent, David

David has 1 review

Communication & Punctuality
Communication & Punctuality

Jesse Reiss
David was very professional and easy to work with. Made a very clear and engaging map for me of a detailed area with multiple clever small graphics. He accepted and made all my numerous tweaks and changes and made sure I was happy with everything he did. Thank you David!

Jesse Reiss, June 2022

David Broadbent
Jesse was an excellent client! Communicated her requirements very clearly and was a joy to work with. Wishing all success with the book!

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