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rebeccaashdown_hiresABOUT ME

Hello, I’m Rebecca Ashdown – internationally published, award nominated illustrator & author of children’s books.

Thanks for visiting my site. There’s info on the books and projects I’ve been working on, as well as details of past and future events and workshops.

For illustration enquiries and workshop details please email me or go to twitter and we can chat there!

I was born in Chichester, West Sussex and grew up right by the sea. Back then, I spent most of my time reading, drawing, writing and running wild. Now, as a maker of picture books, I have the joy of being able to do much the same.

I’ve always loved making things but it was only when found I could study Illustration that I knew I’d found a good fit. After a Masters at Central Saint Martin’s I worked first for the BBC as a games illustrator, then as a web, print and motion graphics designer and film editor.

Finally, a lifelong passion for children’s books led me to start writing and illustrating them myself in 2013. I now work from my studio in the countryside near Stroud, where I live with my husband and two children.

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INTERVIEWS

Space On The Bookshelf

PUBLISHERS

Oxford University Press : Faber & Faber : Francis Lincoln : Random House US : Templar Publishing : Andersen Press : Blue Rabbit Publishing : HarperCollins US : Froebel Korea

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EDUCATION

Central Saint Martins MA Communication Design (Illustration)

Westminster University Illustration First Class BA (Hons)

Huddersfield University Surface Pattern Design (1st year BA Hons)

Norwich School Of Art Foundation Course in Art & Design