Creative ID: 025
Art form(s): Design, Visual Arts, Illustrator.
Based in: Nelson.
When I'm available: I am a freelance designer and illustrator so I am pretty flexible.
Where I'm available: If it means designing or illustrating for you then any time you need something designed etc. I am available.
My arts or creative practice (including details about my specific focus within that art form/practice and my strengths)
I am a professional illustrator and graphic designer. I illustrate children's books as a business, both for people who self-publish and publishing houses. A lot of the books I have illustrated are reader writer books for children under nine. I also design books as well as anything else that needs designing including brochures, posters and catalogues.
My track record of experience and success - or the track record of experience and success of the creative or artist that I will partner with
I have been illustrating for 20 plus years. My clients have been Pearson Education, Reed Publishing, Renaissance Publishing and a self-publishing house. I am often asked to illustrate privately published books, have been in newspaper articles and magazines and have my books in various bookshops, including Page and Blackmores in Nelson.
Describe the experience you have had working with children or young people, teaching or facilitating creative processes
I don't have experience teaching children but have done book readings for a primary school, kindergarten and library.
Why I want to be part of the Creatives in Schools programme and how my involvement will link to my creative practice
I love to illustrate for children. I love that children enjoy my books and if I can help educate or even inspire kids to read more, draw more then it's a great thing.