Hello! My name is Lucy Freegard 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. Since then I juggled various creative jobs - such as event styling, running crafty workshops and being a cake artist - with writing and illustrating story ideas.
Now I spend my days making books and designing gifts. My fourth picture book with Pavilion Children’s Books, The Big Stink, will be published in June 2019. Ballet Bunnies, Just Like Mummy and Just Like Daddy are out now. I also regularly design toys and have a series of rhyming 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 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