Julia Wakefield

Qualifications: Diploma in Illustration and Design, Harrow School of Art, UK; MA, English Literature and Art, Birmingham University, UK. I have illustrated over 50 books, including fiction and nonfiction, poetry books (for adults and children), readers and chapter books. I am also a freelance writer. I enjoy writing and designing picture books as well as illustrating them. Specialist subjects: animals and people; Preferred media: pen and ink, watercolour, digital and digital with mixed media. UK clients: Evans and Macmillan UK, School Education Magazine, Schools Council. Australian clients: Macmillan Education, Thomas Nelson, Era, Oxford University Press. Awards: 2nd Prize, 2019 New England Writers Illustration Award. Highly commended, Illustration professional section, CYA conference 2016 and 2020. Highly Commended, 2020 Writers Unleashed Picture Book Prize (book manuscript). PBChat 2020 mentorship with American author/illustrator Brian Lies, for my picture book ‘Elton’s Ears’, written and illustrated by myself.

Specialties: Children's Book Illustration, General Book Illustration, Storyboarding / Visualisation
Media: Digital – Mixed Media, Digital – Paint / Airbrush, Traditional – Other, Traditional – Pen/Ink, Traditional – Pencil, Traditional – Watercolour

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