Lorna Murphy

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children's book illustrator specialist for over 5 years/ all-genre book cover designer based in Suffolk, UK.

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I'm a illustrator/book cover designer/selfpublisher from Suffolk, UK. I graduated with an MA at ARU, Cambridge specializing in children's book illustration. Since then, I've freelanced for commercial and independent clients creating illustrations and book covers for all genres.

Languages
English
Fiction
Adventure
Children's - Middle Grade
Children's Picture Books
Crime & Mystery
Romance
Thriller
Women's Fiction
Young Adult & Teen
Non-Fiction
Children's Books (Non-Fiction)

Certifications

  • BA Illustration
  • HND Graphic Design
  • MA Childrens Book Illustration

Work experience

freelance illustrator / designer

Home
July, 2011 – Present (over 7 years)

Over the years I’ve been a librarian, artist, writer, picture book critique-r, book designer, published illustrator, indie-publisher and award winner - I think it’s fair to say: I know books! For 5 years, I have been helping indie-publishers around the world create beautiful books they can be proud of and their readers love. Though I specialise in children’s book illustration, I also design covers for all genres. Every project is unique with all designs tailored specifically to your needs.

Portfolio (9 selected works)

Maisie's Mountain

Lorna Murphy

Maisie loves things and just can't stop collecting them. Very soon she'll run out of room to put them. What will happen then? A humorous tale for the under 5's about having too much stuff. Do you have a little hoarder in your family? Then read on..

Maisie loves things and just can't stop collecting them. Very soon she'll run out of room to put them. What will happen then? A humorous tale for the under 5's about having too much stuff. Do you have a little hoarder in your family? Then read on..

The Springboard Book

Lorna Murphy

Poo! What is That Smell?

Friends Like These

Hannah Ellis

Finalist in The Wishing Shelf Independent Book Awards 2015! When newly single Marie decides to shake up her social life, she has no idea what she is letting herself in for. With her sights set on the flamboyant Sebastian and his sophisticated group, Marie is sure that things are about to change for the better.But when a chance encounter brings some unlikely characters into her life, things sta... read more

Finalist in The Wishing Shelf Independent Book Awards 2015! When newly single Marie decides to shake up her social life, she has no idea what she is letting herself in for. With her sights set on the flamboyant Sebastian and his sophisticated group, Marie is sure that things are about to change for the better.But when a chance encounter brings some unlikely characters into her life, things sta... read more

Christmas With Friends: A Novella (Friends Like These Book 2)

Hannah Ellis

As the festive season rolls around, everything seems to be going great for Marie. She has a gorgeous fiancé, a beautiful house and is surrounded by her quirky but loveable friends and family.But things are never simple in Marie’s life. As she reluctantly agrees to host Christmas dinner for her friends and family, Marie suddenly feels the pressure of pleasing everyone. On top of that, her gorge... read more

As the festive season rolls around, everything seems to be going great for Marie. She has a gorgeous fiancé, a beautiful house and is surrounded by her quirky but loveable friends and family.But things are never simple in Marie’s life. As she reluctantly agrees to host Christmas dinner for her friends and family, Marie suddenly feels the pressure of pleasing everyone. On top of that, her gorge... read more

Tales of Deserts and Demons

Faiz Kermani

HONORABLE MENTION (YOUNG READER CATEGORY) IN THE READER VIEWS LITERARY AWARDS. In the hostile environment of the ancient deserts, magic still exerts its power over mankind. In these three Arabian nights-inspired tales, travellers find themselves at the mercy of the dangerous demons that hide in these barren expanses. Enter an enchanted world of fate, fear, fortune and foolishness.

HONORABLE MENTION (YOUNG READER CATEGORY) IN THE READER VIEWS LITERARY AWARDS. In the hostile environment of the ancient deserts, magic still exerts its power over mankind. In these three Arabian nights-inspired tales, travellers find themselves at the mercy of the dangerous demons that hide in these barren expanses. Enter an enchanted world of fate, fear, fortune and foolishness.

My Family

Ceri Kerrison-Perfect

Not all families have a Mummy and Daddy. Jacks family is different. He wants to tell you about his family and about all the other kinds of family there are.

Not all families have a Mummy and Daddy. Jacks family is different. He wants to tell you about his family and about all the other kinds of family there are.

To Catch a Butterfly

T. M. Payne

Stevie Buchanan's family has a secret.Catherine Stone has a secret.Stevie knows nothing. Catherine knows everything.Set between Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, this is the story of an innocent life thrown into the deep.When their worlds collide and the real truth is laid bare, no one could have imagined how very dark the secret really is.As Stevie grows from a curious little girl into a stron... read more

Stevie Buchanan's family has a secret.Catherine Stone has a secret.Stevie knows nothing. Catherine knows everything.Set between Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, this is the story of an innocent life thrown into the deep.When their worlds collide and the real truth is laid bare, no one could have imagined how very dark the secret really is.As Stevie grows from a curious little girl into a stron... read more

My Last Summer On The Moon

Sung-Jin Kang

It's the summer of 2058 and Austin Larson is on the runway at Casablanca Spaceport. He thinks he's heading for a very ordinary few weeks visiting his father on the Moon. But even though Lunar City is no playground for a thirteen year-old, friendship, adventure and life-changing discovery await... My Last Summer on the Moon is a sci-fi, coming-of-age adventure. A story of discovery set in the n... read more

It's the summer of 2058 and Austin Larson is on the runway at Casablanca Spaceport. He thinks he's heading for a very ordinary few weeks visiting his father on the Moon. But even though Lunar City is no playground for a thirteen year-old, friendship, adventure and life-changing discovery await... My Last Summer on the Moon is a sci-fi, coming-of-age adventure. A story of discovery set in the n... read more

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Sue Bough

I’m absolutely delighted with the illustration that Lorna has produced and she has been a delight to work with. Really appreciated the honest advice and her patience with me as a first-time publisher. Thanks again Lorna.

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Sue Bough, June 2018

Lorna Murphy

Thanks Sue. You made this collaboration very easy. Clear in what you wanted, approachable, open to suggested changes. An absolute pleasure to work with. Good luck with the book

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Dayna Anderson

Lorna is very skilled and talented, and I enjoyed working with her.

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Dayna Anderson, August 2017

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