Emma is a freelance children’s book illustrator, since graduating from BA(hons) in illustration from the University of Derby in 2008. She has over twelve years of experience within the book publishing industry.
Emma used to dream of becoming an artist or astronaut; although she’s settled on the former, and has never been into space, her head is still very much in the clouds. Fuelled by gallons of tea and cute dog photos from the internet, she carefully crafts illustrations depicting all the magical adventures she wishes she could have. Her style is highly atmospheric with fun characters that leap off the page and invite you into the story.
Clients and Publications As a children’s book illustrator her clients include; Collins Big Cat (Harper Collins), Franklin Watts (Hachette), Highlights For Children magazine, Black Rose Writing, FLTRP, Brilliant Monsters Books, Cuddly Cactus Books, Messenger Publishing, The Canine Chronicle, Simpsons Special Care Babies and The World Medical Fund.
Awards and Exhibitions Her work has been shown at the Elephant and Castle Gallery and La Base Paris. Also, she has been featured in the Association Of Illustrator’s Best In Contemporary Illustration publication for years 2010 and 2012. She lives in Nottingham with her room mates; Harry the spider (the 125th) who always hogs the bath and never pays the bills, Lex – a cuddly panther trapped inside the body of a house cat, Koji who has won the stinkiest cat in the world award for 5 years straight… oh and her mad scientist partner who probably hasn’t seen the surface of his desk in over a decade.