Hello! My name is Lucy and I am an illustrator, designer and children's book author based in Bristol, UK.
I graduated from Cambridge School of Art with an MA in Children’s Book Illustration in 2015, having previously studied at Cardiff School of Art & Design and Falmouth University. I used to live in London juggling jobs as a craft assistant, event stylist, and - best of all - a cake artist.
Now I spend my days making books from a lovely shared studio, or looking after kids at a nursery & pre-school. My fifth picture book with Pavilion Children’s Books will be published in spring 2020. Just Like Daddy, Just Like Mummy, Ballet Bunnies and The Big Stink are out now. I also design toys and have a series of board books out with Jellycat.
My inspiration comes from childhood memories, trips to the zoo, friendships, overheard conversations and a silly imagination. I work both traditionally and digitally, using a Rotring pen, watercolour paints, colour pencils and a bit of Photoshop.
Clients include: Egmont UK, House of Illustration, Jellycat, Oxford University Press, Pavilion Children's Books, and Routledge.
© Lucy Freegard 2019