I have been professionally designing and illustrating for children since 2007, after completing a BA (hons) in Illustration in 2006 from Camberwell College of Arts. I have worked mainly in design for this time, including as an in-house children’s designer at companies including Pearson Education, John Brown Media and Redan Publishing. Now I do children’s design work for many companies, including leading publishers such as Dorling Kindersley and Arcturus.
For the last few years I have been doing more and more illustration work, and honestly, I love it. I always wanted to be like Beatrix Potter, and now, very often I feel that I am.
I run a small creative design agency on the North Shropshire, Wales border with my husband, Noel. We have two children and two cats, a lovely old house and a dog called Shadow.
I will work with you closely, and we will have a video call to start us off. This is by far the most valuable piece of time, where I get to understand your wants and goals for your project.
My knowledge of the children's publishing industry and its processes it vast, and I will help you navigate your journey from manuscript to finished, beautiful book!
- BA (hons) Illustration
Fountain Creative is a small creative agency I own with my husband. Together we work on projects big and small. My specialism is children's publishing - working on all kinds of books for children from picture books to fact books, to educational reading books, to complicated puzzle books!
I can help you take your manuscript to a finished book that you can be proud of, that will look good enough to sit on any child's book shelf.
Working across different projects, including primary educational content for Dorling Kindersley, and many activity books and fact books for Arcturus Publishing.
I have self-published my own picture book, and help many authors publish their picture books and chapter books.
I genuinely love my work. Children’s books have been my passion since I was a child, and I love helping others realise their publishing dreams.
Project managed and design-led two major Primary education products for Pearson UK: Bug Club and Abacus.
Both these projects included designing books, art-directing illustrators and designers, whilst also creating digital content and overseeing budgets and schedules.
John Brown Media
Worked across many branded and licensed characters on various children's magazines and partworks, including Dora The Explorer and Hello Kitty, as well as high-profile brands such as Bupa and Pets at Home.
Designed and edited pages for children's magazines, Fun To Learn Friends, and Peppa Pig magazine.
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