Hello! I'm Lucy - an illustrator, children's book author and soft toy designer based in Bristol, UK.
I graduated with an MA in children’s book illustration from Cambridge School of Art in 2015. Since then, I have worked on a range of projects, from writing and illustrating picture books such as Ballet Bunnies, Just Like Mummy, Just Like Daddy, The Big Stink, and The Greatest Showpenguin to designing soft toys and greetings cards.
I've juggled jobs as a craft assistant, an event stylist, a cake artist (yum!), and a nursery assistant. Now I spend my days writing stories and drawing pictures in a lovely shared studio, or running my small sustainable jewellery business Mama Leopard Jewellery from home.
Clients include: CBeebies, Egmont, House of Illustration, Jellycat Ltd, Oxford University Press, and Pavilion Children's Books.
*This year I am supporting the BookPenPals scheme, which pairs UK authors and illustrators with UK schools to make book recommendations via postcards.*
© Lucy Freegard 2020