Mentoring and Teaching
I'm currently teaching on the Children's Book Illustration MA at Cambridge School of Art as an Associate Lecturer. I am available to teach part time, get in touch below for enquiries.
Patreon and Substack
I have Patreon channel where I share behind the scenes videos, in the studio, my creative struggles, breakthroughs, creative rambles, sketchbook noseys and general chatty studio vibes. I see my Patreon like an open studio where people can drop by, say hi, have a look at what I'm up to and connect in a chatty informal way. 2 -3 videos and posts per month, direct to your mailbox.
I have Substack channel where I share a monthly newsletter PLUS you can sign up for a piad subscription to get all my behind the scenes videos and content from Patreon here too, if you prefer Substack or already have an account with them.
I love helping people unblock creative knots. I have been on a huge creative journey since coming back to drawing and illustration in 2014, after a 20 year career behind the scenes in children's publishing. I have learned so much since then, through doing the MA (in Children's Book Illustration, at Cambridge School of Art), building a portfolio, getting my first picture book contract, and now teaching on the MA. I have overcome all the set-backs, self doubt, frustrations and blocks and I really want to help people on that journey. I know how important a support network is, and I want to have your back!
Because I have the background in publishing, I come to mentoring from a unique perspective. I know what happens behind the scenes in an acquisition meeting, the conversations that happen around the water cooler, how to submit illustrations to a publisher, as well as many years art directing illustrators and designers, as an art director. Through the MA I learned how to develop my illustration skills and creative practice. I bring the combination of these backgrounds to my mentoring, along with a growing interest in creative mindset which has led me to become a mentor and teacher.
I would love to work with you. Click below to read more about my mentoring and see the different plans I offer.
I have previously really enjoyed running courses, and have run my wonderful Creative Re-set course twice. I am taking a break from them for the time being while I focus on illustrating my first books. but check back here for future course, or sign up to my newsletter to learn more.