Cherie Dignam has always loved drawing and nature, and all animals, especially CATs. Cherie was born in North Dublin, Ireland and now lives in Perth, Western Australia. Cherie originally studied Animation Drawing Studies at Ballyfermot Senior College Dublin, before completing her BA Hons in Creative Illustration at Cranfield University in the UK. In the 1990s Cherie worked in Animations studios in Dublin, working on feature films like ‘All Dogs go to Heaven’, ‘Rockadoodle’, and ‘A Troll in Central Park’. Cherie also freelanced at Aardman Studios, Bristol, just after completing her Art degree and still enjoys creating 3D objects as part of her drawing process. more recently she has been illustrating children’s books. Cherie is an aspiring illustrator who enjoys the challenge of a wide range of subjects. She is inspired by lots of things, street life, curious commuters, office oddballs, weird and wacky animals and everyday-to-day household objects.