April Phillips is a Wiradjuri-Scottish illustrator, researcher and arts educator based on the East Coast of Australia. Working as an independent practitioner, April travels far and wide to work with young people in collaboration with national art institutions and organisations. Her illustration practice is character based and realised via a diverse range of digital drawing modes for editorial, books, and online visual content. April is an alumni of the Pictoplasma academy (2018), an award based character design masterclass for international artists working within character design. Currently April is working towards new modes of comic style visual storytelling and character design to deliver key messages in conjunction with school-based education systems.