Mark Beech

Mark Beech - Designer

My name is Mark and I work with Publishing houses as well as self publishers who want lovely professional illustrations provided on time.

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Overview

Hi, My name is Mark and I am a professional illustrator who has been working in the industry for 20 years. I use tradional illustration methods such as pen and ink and watercolour combined with photosop to produce beautiful, fun illustrations for the children's book market, advertising, and greetings card industries. I work with many publishing houses such Bloomsbury, Hachette, Penguin Random house, Puffin, Harper Collins and many more. I also work directly with self publishers who want to create and publish their own wonderful books. I am lucky enough to be currently collaborating with Sir Terry Pratchetts estate and Penguin to re illustrate many of his fantastic titles. I am also working with Hachette and Enid Blytons estate on many of her fantastic traditinal titles such as the Magic Faraway tree. I have also worked with Mother care, Eve Sleep, Historic Royal Palaces, and the BBC on advertising and publicity campaigns.
Services
Languages
English
Non-Fiction
Children's - Non-fiction
Writing & Publishing
Fiction
Fantasy
Humor & Comedy
Young Adult
Children's
Picture Books

Work experience

Director

Self-employed
January, 2000 – Present (almost 20 years)

I have been a freelance illustrator since 2000, and work with many large publishing houses along with independant authors to create beautifully illustrated books.

Portfolio (5 selected works)

Jolly Good Food

Enid Blyton, Allegra McEvedy

Delicious and easy recipes, inspired by the beloved stories by Enid Blyton. Bake your own pop-cakes and google buns, and wash them down with homemade ginger beer! Have you ever dreamed of having picnics with the Famous Five, midnight feasts with the Malory Towers girls or party teas with the Folk of the Faraway Tree? With this cookbook, inspired by Enid Blyton's stories, you can! Packed full o... read more

Delicious and easy recipes, inspired by the beloved stories by Enid Blyton. Bake your own pop-cakes and google buns, and wash them down with homemade ginger beer! Have you ever dreamed of having picnics with the Famous Five, midnight feasts with the Malory Towers girls or party teas with the Folk of the Faraway Tree? With this cookbook, inspired by Enid Blyton's stories, you can! Packed full o... read more

Dragons at Crumbling Castle

Terry Pratchett

Dragons have invaded Crumbling Castle, and all of King Arthur’s knights are either on holiday or visiting their grannies. It’s a disaster!Luckily, there’s a spare suit of armour and a very small boy called Ralph who’s willing to fill it. Together with Fortnight the Friday knight and Fossfiddle the wizard, Ralph sets out to defeat the fearsome fire-breathers. But there's a teeny weeny surprise ... read more

Dragons have invaded Crumbling Castle, and all of King Arthur’s knights are either on holiday or visiting their grannies. It’s a disaster!Luckily, there’s a spare suit of armour and a very small boy called Ralph who’s willing to fill it. Together with Fortnight the Friday knight and Fossfiddle the wizard, Ralph sets out to defeat the fearsome fire-breathers. But there's a teeny weeny surprise ... read more

Stories of Wizards and Witches

Enid Blyton

Get ready for broomstick rides and bubbling cauldrons in these magical short stories from Enid Blyton - ideal for reading aloud, or for children over 7 to read alone! This bumper collection of 25 short stories is populated by every sort of magical and mysterious creature, from a grumpy wizard who is outwitted by an elf to pixie who rides on a rabbit. The stories are the perfect length for read... read more

Get ready for broomstick rides and bubbling cauldrons in these magical short stories from Enid Blyton - ideal for reading aloud, or for children over 7 to read alone! This bumper collection of 25 short stories is populated by every sort of magical and mysterious creature, from a grumpy wizard who is outwitted by an elf to pixie who rides on a rabbit. The stories are the perfect length for read... read more

Adventure of the Goblin Dog

Enid Blyton

Adventure of the Goblin Dog is a stand-alone Magic Faraway Tree adventure by the world's best-loved children's author, Enid Blyton.Discover the magic! Travel to the top of the Magic Faraway Tree with Peter and Mary on their quest to rescue a princess.Explore Fairyland in this truly magical story, where you'll encounter the Goblin Dog, rescue a princess and visit the Land of Storytellers. This ... read more

Adventure of the Goblin Dog is a stand-alone Magic Faraway Tree adventure by the world's best-loved children's author, Enid Blyton.Discover the magic! Travel to the top of the Magic Faraway Tree with Peter and Mary on their quest to rescue a princess.Explore Fairyland in this truly magical story, where you'll encounter the Goblin Dog, rescue a princess and visit the Land of Storytellers. This ... read more

Madame Doubtfire

Anne Fine

Lydia, Christopher and Natalie are used to domestic turmoil. Their parents' divorce has not made family life any easier in either home. The children bounce to and fro between their volatile mother, Miranda, and Daniel, their out-of-work actor father. Then Miranda advertises for a cleaning lady who will supervise the children after school - and Daniel gets the job, disguised as Madame Doubtfire... read more

Lydia, Christopher and Natalie are used to domestic turmoil. Their parents' divorce has not made family life any easier in either home. The children bounce to and fro between their volatile mother, Miranda, and Daniel, their out-of-work actor father. Then Miranda advertises for a cleaning lady who will supervise the children after school - and Daniel gets the job, disguised as Madame Doubtfire... read more

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