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 or designing toys from a lovely shared studio. My fifth picture book with Pavilion - The Greatest Showpenguin - comes out in February 2021. My (other) side hustle is eco-friendly earrings made from cork: Mama Leopard Jewellery.
My book inspiration comes from childhood memories, nature, 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