Rory Walker

Rory Walker - Designer

Bristol, United Kingdom

Make your books look glorious! I love drawing cartoons and scenarios to accompany text, prose, and stories. Think adventure children's books

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Overview

I'm a freelance illustrator with 20 years professional experience. I've worked with publishers and authors around the globe and can transform your ideas into beautiful artworks. Big projects include a series of 18 chapter books for Hachette in Australia, detective comic strips for La Settimana Enigmistica in Italy, and storyboards for Aardman. My favourite projects are big, bold and bright illustrations that draw the readers' (or listeners') eyes and ears in to the artwork.

Expect colourful and fun drawings, exciting composition, dramatic characters, and visual storytelling, with a solid foundation of 20 years professional experience. Give me something to run with and I can help create your ideas into something wonderful. Working with me is simple and clear regardless of how much experience or knowledge of artwork creation you have. I've completed over 500 separate projects with people and companies around the globe; from massive publishing houses like OUP and Macmillan, through to single writers who have a story to tell and an urge to get their work out to a wider audience. Every tale deserves glorious artwork, so I welcome you to get in touch and discuss your project with me.

Rory Walker
Services
Languages
English
Fiction
Action & Adventure
Comics & Graphic Novels
Fantasy
Humor & Comedy
Science Fiction
Young Adult
Non-Fiction
ELT
Children's
Middle Grade
Picture Books
Works with
WordPress

Certifications

  • MA Sequential Design
  • BA Hons Illustration
  • BTEC Graphic Design

Work experience

Illustrator

Self-employed
September, 1998 – Present (about 21 years)

Illustrator for over 500 projects for clients around the globe; books, comics, chapter books, picture books, board games, puzzles, you name it.. Specialism in working with publishers and first-time clients to get their ideas out into the universe.

Colourful, adventurous, detailed and entertaining artwork that brings any text alive!

Portfolio (11 selected works)

Cows and Catastrophes: The Flights and Fancies of a Cornish Dairy Farmer

Brin Hosken

Cows and Catastrophes includes tales of author Brindley Hosken’s 40 years of farming on the beautiful Lizard Peninsula in Cornwall, where he has lived and worked for all his life.

Cows and Catastrophes includes tales of author Brindley Hosken’s 40 years of farming on the beautiful Lizard Peninsula in Cornwall, where he has lived and worked for all his life.

The Farming Joke Book: A Collection of Agricultural Jokes, Amusing Stories and Anecdotes

John Terry

What do you call a bull that keeps dropping off to sleep? A bulldozer. What is a horse's favourite sport? Stable tennis. Why do potatoes make good detectives? They have their eyes peeled. The Farming Joke Book brings together around 500 jokes, amusing stories and anecdotes about farmers, farm animals, and life on the farm in general. So, whether you've been farming for donkey's years or you ar... read more

What do you call a bull that keeps dropping off to sleep? A bulldozer. What is a horse's favourite sport? Stable tennis. Why do potatoes make good detectives? They have their eyes peeled. The Farming Joke Book brings together around 500 jokes, amusing stories and anecdotes about farmers, farm animals, and life on the farm in general. So, whether you've been farming for donkey's years or you ar... read more

You Wouldn't Want to Live Without Electricity!

Ian Graham

Could you get by if the lights went out? What would you do if your TV, computer, and phone all stopped working? How would you get about if trains, buses, and cars didnt run any more? You might not think about it, but without electricity, our lives would be colder, darker, and much harder work. With this book as your guide, youll discover the wonders of this essential source, exploring everythi... read more

Could you get by if the lights went out? What would you do if your TV, computer, and phone all stopped working? How would you get about if trains, buses, and cars didnt run any more? You might not think about it, but without electricity, our lives would be colder, darker, and much harder work. With this book as your guide, youll discover the wonders of this essential source, exploring everythi... read more

Mobile Phones!

Captain Rainbow (Reading Corner Phonics)

Sue Graves

Brightly illustrated, fun, phonics stories by top authors and illustrators

Brightly illustrated, fun, phonics stories by top authors and illustrators

Dad's Van (Tadpoles)

Mick Gowar

Brightly illustrated first reading books with large text format by top authors and illustrators.

Brightly illustrated first reading books with large text format by top authors and illustrators.

Butterfly Adventures

Bill Gulliver

Many butterflies are in danger of extinction as a result of the thoughtless actions of mankind. Ever-increasing human populations demand the rapid expansion of urbanisation and mechanized farming which reduces the habitat of heathland, meadows, pasture and woodland. This endangers butterfly species, such as Silver-studded blue, Chalkhill blue and Purple Emperor. Global warming has had a direct... read more

Many butterflies are in danger of extinction as a result of the thoughtless actions of mankind. Ever-increasing human populations demand the rapid expansion of urbanisation and mechanized farming which reduces the habitat of heathland, meadows, pasture and woodland. This endangers butterfly species, such as Silver-studded blue, Chalkhill blue and Purple Emperor. Global warming has had a direct... read more

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