Jo Williamson

Jo WilliamsonJo has worked for many years as a fashion designer for large high street retailers, but enrolling on the MA in Children’s Book Illustration at Cambridge School of Art has enabled her to fulfil her long-held dream of being an illustrator.

Although she still works part-time in fashion, Jo now spends as much time as she can drawing and creating characters in her irresistibly jam-packed sketchbooks. Her first picture book, How To Be a Dog, was published by Scholastic in 2015, and was longlisted for the Klaus Flugge Prize for Illustration.

Her second book Messy Molly was published by Scholastic in March 2016, and her collaboration with Katie Haworth on Petunia Paris’s Parrot was published by Templar in April 2016.

For her colour work, Jo uses a combination of painting and screen printing, and is keen to experiment with new techniques in her quest for the perfect representation for her ideas. She is also available for black and white line work. Her latest picture book, Cat in a Box, will be published by Scholastic in July 2017

Jo lives with her husband in Hastings, and is currently campaigning for a dog of her own…