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Carrie Mortleman

Carrie Mortleman - Designer

Calafell, Spain

Published author/illustrator of Hellie the Hovercraft Elephant. Bold, graphic style of illustration rich in colour and photo textures.

Overview

Carrie Alda Mortleman (born 3 September 1979) is an English / Australian children's book writer and illustrator. Her first book Hellie the Hovercraft Elephant was released in 2016. Trained as a graphic designer she uses a bold graphic style of illustration overlaid with rich colours and textures of photography shot at home and in her travels. Her writing style is a rhyming poem with a catchy rhythm. She terms her work 'edible literature' in that all the main characters are made of yummy delicious food.

Services
Languages
English
Fiction
Children's - Middle Grade Children's Picture Books Humor & Comedy

Work experience

Published first children’s book Hellie the Hovercraft Elephant

Carrie Mortleman is self-employed

April, 2016 – Present (8 months)

Author of the very original and creative story Hellie the Hovercraft Elephant:

“I’m Hellie the Hovercraft Elephant and I’m ever so tall,
I’m Hellie the Hovercraft Elephant and I never fall.
I have fur that is fairy floss pink, and it’s wonderfully fluffy and light.
For although I am an elephant, I’m an elephant in flight!”

Hellie the elephant has a very special skill - she can fly!
But when she meets Queek the mouse, she learns that the power of friendship is the strongest superpower of all.

Children will love flying with Hellie on this magical journey that blasts through fear and zooms into fun and friendship.

Created all illustrations with sketches, Adobe Suite programs & photography.
Crowdfunded to 1000 EUR enabling a self-published first release.
Secured publisher and frequently attend reading and craft events with children aged 3-8yrs at locations such as El Corte Ingles in Tarragona and Biblioteca de Cunit.

Director, Web Designer & Graphic Designer

Carrie Mortleman is self-employed

January, 2007 – Present (almost 10 years)

Web design including desktop, mobile & tablet ready websites.
For sectors including internet radio, solicitors, events management, finance advisors and makeup artists
Design for print including business cards, restaurant menus and shop signs.
Recently expanded into App & Ebook development.

Portfolio (2 selected works)

Hellie the Hovercraft Elephant

Carrie Mortleman

“I’m Hellie the Hovercraft Elephant and I’m ever so tall, I’m Hellie the Hovercraft Elephant and I never fall. I have fur that is fairy floss pink, and it’s wonderfully fluffy and light. For although I am an elephant, I’m an elephant in flight!” Hellie the elephant has a very special skill - she can fly! But when she meets Queek the mouse, she learns that the power of friendship is the stronge... read more

“I’m Hellie the Hovercraft Elephant and I’m ever so tall, I’m Hellie the Hovercraft Elephant and I never fall. I have fur that is fairy floss pink, and it’s wonderfully fluffy and light. For although I am an elephant, I’m an elephant in flight!” Hellie the elephant has a very special skill - she can fly! But when she meets Queek the mouse, she learns that the power of friendship is the stronge... read more

Red Sky Mourning

Carrie Mortleman

Although Eva and Morgan shared a predominant amount of genetic make-up, they were two sisters with vastly different personalities. Morgan was blessed with a voluptuous and curvy figure coupled with cascading curls of blond hair that fell down her back and shook above her shapely behind as she strutted along swinging her hips from side to side. Eva was doomed by a tall, gangly and awkward figur... read more

Although Eva and Morgan shared a predominant amount of genetic make-up, they were two sisters with vastly different personalities. Morgan was blessed with a voluptuous and curvy figure coupled with cascading curls of blond hair that fell down her back and shook above her shapely behind as she strutted along swinging her hips from side to side. Eva was doomed by a tall, gangly and awkward figur... read more

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