Julie Ann Monks
Julie has worked as a freelance illustrator since graduating from Kingston University in 1996. She has written and illustrated several children's books for publishers including Macmillan, Scholastic and Simon and Schuster USA. As well as her children's book work she also undertook illustration work for editorial and advertising projects including a series of advertisements for Royal Mail. In 2005 she was received a gold award for her children's book 'Winter Magic' Scholastic publishing at the Best of British Illustration awards. In 2008 she moved to Paris, France where she continued her freelance work whilst teaching at several art school in central Paris. More recently she returned to continue her studies completing the Masters in Illustration Authorial Practice at Falmouth University where she continued her interest in narrative, producing an short story for adults.