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Picture Book Design

In my day job as associate art director at Walker Books Australia I have the chance to work with incredibly talented authors and illustrators and design a wide range of books. I also often handle the design and layout of the books I illustrate myself. I love the freedom it gives me to shape the flow and mood of the story.   


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The Fearless Series

Written by Colin Thompson, published by ABC Books/HarperCollins


award winners!

This hilarious series about a cowardly bulldog was widely popular with children, was shortlisted for the CBCA Book of the Year Awards 2010 and won the CBCA Junior Judges award, as well as the KROC, KOOL, WAYBRA, YABBA and KOALA Children’s Choice Awards. It is a bestseller, and the series is still in print eight years after the first book came out. It has been translated into Turkish, Portugese and Mandarin.

The Marmaduke Duck Series

Written by Juliette MacIver, Published by Scholastic NZ

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This series has been Shortlisted for the NZ Post Children’s Book of the Year Award, the LIANZA Russell Clarke Award for Illustration, and the NZ Post Children’s Book of the Year Children's Choice Award. It has sold into Canada and mainland China.

The House on the Hill

written by Kyle Mewburn, Published by Scholastic NZ

Shortlisted for the NZ Children’s Book of the Year Award 2016, winner of the Children's Choice Junior Judges Award 2016

Sounds Spooky

Written by Christopher Cheng, Published by Random House

Winner of the Aurealis Awards Best Children’s Picture Book 2011, Notable Book CBCA Book of the Year Awards 2012

The Pink Piglet Series

written by phil cummings, published by hachette


Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy

Written by sue whiting, published by new frontier