Since graduating from Kingston University in 1996, Julie worked as a freelance illustrator based in central London writing and illustrating several children's books for prominent publishers including Macmillan, Scholastic and Simon & Schuster USA.

As well as her children's book work, she also produced illustrations for a range of editorial and advertising projects including a series of advertisements for Royal Mail.

In 2005 she received a gold award for her children's book 'Winter Magic' by Scholastic at the Best of British Illustration awards UK. In 2008 she moved to Paris, France where she continued her freelance work whilst teaching in art schools based in central Paris. More recently she returned to further her study of Illustration by completing the Masters course at Falmouth University where she continued her interest in narrative, producing a short story for adults. Julie continues to teach on the BA(Hons) Illustration course, recently completing her PGCHE certificate in teaching as well as undertaking freelance commissions - her most recent for a clothing company Graniph based in Japan.

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Contact details

Telephone 07507418669



Year Qualification Awarding body
2019 PGCHE Certificate in Higher Education Falmouth University
2017 Masters in Illustration Authorial Practice Falmouth University
2014 Cambridge certificate of teaching English to speakers of other languages Sheffield Hallam
1996 BA(Hons) Illustration Kingston University

Honors and awards

Year Description

Best of British Illustration Gold Award children's book category


Best of British Illustration Silver Award for children's book category

Research Interests

Research interests and expertise

  • Representations of the feminine
  • Folktales and narrative Illustration
  • Children's books


Areas of teaching

  • Contextual studies

Courses taught

  • BA(Hons) Illustration

Policy engagement within Cornwall

Engagement with organisations which contribute to the development of educational, cultural or socio-economic policies in Cornwall

  • FOMO publishing event 2017 Falmouth Art Gallery

Professional Engagement

Independent professional practice

  • Published by Ganiph.com, Japan
  • The Best of British Illustration Awards 2003, 2005
  • Scholastic publishing UK
  • Macmillan Children's Books
  • Simon and Schuster USA
  • Hodder Children's Books
  • CDT Design
  • Bologna Children's Book Fair

Social, community and cultural engagement

  • Exhibited at the ENCHANTED ENVIRONMENTS Exhibition, University of Worcester, March 2020
  • Exhibited at LDC Comics event at Free Word, London 2019

Engagement with professional associations and societies

  • LDC Comics Events
  • The Association of Illustrators

Professional esteem indicators

Year Description

AOI Best of British Illustration Gold Award children's book category


AOI Best of British Illustration Silver Award for children's book category