Holly Withers

Holly Withers - Designer

Huddersfield, UK

Published children's book illustrator specializing in cover design, illustrations and pattern work for those who like a touch of magic.

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Overview

Hello - Welcome! I hope you make yourself at home.

A little bit about myself and my work; I am an illustrator currently based in Huddersfield UK.
I mostly work traditionally and am comfortable using pencil, watercolours, gouache paint and acrylic. I really am a sucker for the little details - I love to add a little extra, aesthetics are important to me because picture books are filled with, well... pictures! My biggest strength is drawing animals. I've found that there are many possibilities to drawing in that area although I am not limited to them ;) I also draw people, and scenery.

I would describe my style or personal flare (if you will) to be something rather whimsical, just sprinkling my magic around like a self proclaimed wizard - don't mind me

I feel that having a positive and friendly relationship with clients is necessary for the reasons below:

- Breaking the ice
- Casual and often communication to dart ideas back and forth
- Creates a nice space for effective collaboration

The services I specialise in are:

- Book Cover Design
- Illustrations (Samples, Storyboard, Final Illustrations via Dropbox)
- Pattern Work (front and back of the book)
- PNGs
- Prints of the illustrations posted to the client at the end of the project (on occasion if requested)


Thank you for reading :D please feel free to drop me a message if you have any questions at all!

Services
Languages
English
Children's
Picture Books

Work experience

Freelance Illustrator

Self-employed
September, 2016 – Present (about 3 years)

My experiences have mostly been with paperback books.

-Designed the book covers, characters and illustration spreads for my own two books. Set deadlines with good time management to get them finished and printed on time.

-Collaborated with two authors with set deadlines of 2-3 months. Visual development based on manuscripts from the writers, effective communication and computer and editing skills.

Portfolio (1 selected work)

Born to Be Different!: For all the special little kids in the world!

John Ignatius Rigoli

Ollie didn’t know he was a big weirdo… not until the day other kids made fun of him.Ollie went home and he put away his costumes. He put away his capes. He closed the door on the special world he created and said goodbye to all the friends only he could see. Ollie was going to be “normal” - no different than all the other kids in the world. No one would ever laugh at him again!But Ollie had a ... read more

Ollie didn’t know he was a big weirdo… not until the day other kids made fun of him.Ollie went home and he put away his costumes. He put away his capes. He closed the door on the special world he created and said goodbye to all the friends only he could see. Ollie was going to be “normal” - no different than all the other kids in the world. No one would ever laugh at him again!But Ollie had a ... read more

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