Hello! I'm Lucy - an illustrator, children's book author, and soft toy designer 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 up the hill from Stokes Croft, or looking after little ones at a nursery & pre-school. My fifth picture book with Pavilion comes out in July 2020. I also design soft toys and write & illustrate books for Jellycat.
My inspiration comes from childhood memories, trips to the zoo, friendships, overheard conversations and a silly imagination. I mostly work by hand using pen and watercolour but add some bits digitally.
Clients include: Egmont UK, House of Illustration, Jellycat, Oxford University Press, Pavilion Children's Books, and Routledge.
© Lucy Freegard 2020