Before enrolling at Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge where she completed her MA in Children’s Book Illustration, Julia worked for twenty years in animation, including a stint at Dreamworks in Los Angeles.
Julia decided to return to illustration with the Cambridge course in order to make a change, and loved the fact that the course challenged her to experiment with different processes and that it took her in a fresh new direction.
Her favourite part of being an illustrator is that it’s fun; although she does still reach for coffee to make it through the deadlines…
Julia’s work was shortlisted for the AOI Awards in the New Talent, Children’s Books category and her first picture book as author/illustrator, Giraffe on a Bicycle was published by Macmillan in 2016. Her second picture book, Lazy Cat was published by Templar in March 2017.
Julia has recently illustrated the picture book Not Yet, Zebra written by Lou Kuenzler which will be published in 2018 by Faber & Faber.
Julia lives by the sea in Kent with her husband and young daughter.