About

 

Hi there!,

I'm a freelance children's illustrator of eight years.  I've illustrated over thirty five books and I have also worked on puzzles, prints and greeting cards.

I have always had a passion for children book art and studied a BA Hons in Illustration and Graphic Design at De Montfort University, Leicester.

Not long after graduation I started work at a greeting card publisher as a studio assistant. Within two years I was managing the studio, which involved a lot of running up and down stairs, and overseeing oodles of design.

Fast forward... *ahem* ...some years and I decided to give it all up to look after my kids, and try working for me again. I haven't looked back, and I'm more excited than ever about where my work is going.

My clients include: Chronicle Books, Make Believe Ideas, Oxford University Press, Bloomsbury, Little Pickle Press, Early Learning Centre, Tigerprint, Miles Kelly, Caterpillar Books, Babybug Magazine, 

I love working in collage, cutting up bits of magazines, newspapers, painted papers, anything really, and finishing in Photoshop to clear up all the messy bits. I work from my home studio in Leicestershire, with three crazy cats, tons of coffee, and good tunes. The dream is to write and illustrate my own book.

Han Solo and Dave Grohl can sometimes be a distraction.....xx

If you'd like to get in touch about working together - drop me a line at:  clarefennell@gmail.com