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I am an author-illustrator working in London since graduating from the Royal College
of Art in 2008. I work with books and self-initiated projects as well as Illustration
commissions. My books contain short, surreal narratives, often inspired by everyday
events that evolve into dreamlike and sometimes outrageous storylines.
I use collage, printmaking and drawing but also found objects; I particularly like
things that are washed ashore.
 
Alongside my image-based narrative books, I write and illustrate books for children.
I like creating characters that are involved in slightly absurd situations,combining
fun and poetic elements. I am a lecturer at UCA Farnham and live in East London,
where I grow pineapples in pots.
 
Clients and publications:
The Guardian/ Lawrence King/ Karnac Books/ YCN/ Media Vaca/ WPP/ Monika Magazine
and Metaichmio Publications among others.
 
Awards include:
The Book Illustration Competition finalist-Folio Society & The House of Illustration
2012/ MAN Group drawing Prize-RCA/ Oberon Book Illustration Awards-RCA/
Greek National TV animated shorts competition/ V&A Illustration Awards-Shortlist
 
Shows and events include:
Pick-Me-Up-Comms Bureau, Somerset House, London/ Stories on paper, New Ashgate
Gallery, Farnham/ The Fucntion of Folk-Ethnographic Museum Krakow/
The Magic Theatre-2nd Illustration & Writing Symposium-MMU, Manchester/
Allotments-Swartz Gallery, London/ ZineFest-the Women's Library, London/ PoCom-ICA/
We Came to Take your Jobs Away-Spodnji Knežji Dvorec, Slovenia/ Edge Of Life-Bath
International Music Festival/ Illustrating Andersen-Bologna Children's Bookfair.
 
My books can be found at book fairs including ELCAF, Comica & Small Publishers’ Fair.