Children's Fiction & Non-Fiction

Dorcas Magbadelo is an illustrator and product designer of DorcasCreates, draws inspiration from the Black women she encounters in her daily life. Incorporating elements of her Nigerian heritage, Magbadelo uses striking colors and patterns to center these women and capture Black womanhood and Black girl joy.

Largely self taught; Dorcas’ road to illustration includes pit stops studying Investment & Finance at University, working as a social media manager for a life coach and an administrator in a sixth form. It was a trip to the Brooklyn Museum in 2014 that reignited her love for creating and she started illustrating again soon afterwards before finally diving into full-time illustration in 2017.

When she’s not running DorcasCreates; you’ll usually find Dorcas in bed with an Octavia Butler novel, on the hunt for the yummiest pastries in Hastings or screaming off-key at a concert.