Maverick Illustrators

There would be no ‘picture’ in ‘picture book’ without an illustrator.  At Maverick we are lucky to work with some fantastic illustrators, that add their own passion and imagination to a text, bringing it to life.

Abi Tompkins

Illustrator

Abigail currently lives in London and works as an illustrator, she studied traditional animation and film production at the Arts Institute at Bournemouth. She loves to draw and always has a sketchbook on hand. Abigail gets her inspiration from everything around her and the people she meets along the way.

Illustrator of: Mr Mustachio

  • Location: London, UK
  • Website: Link

Adriana Puglisi

Illustrator

Adriana, known as Adribel, was born in Argentina and since 1995 she has lived in Granada, Spain with her husband, son, daughter, two dogs, a Guinea Pig, a little bird, and several fish.

She has always drawn, and stared her career in architecture, but soon decided she had made the wrong choice.  Instead she wanted to tell stories! So she abandoned architecture and began to study drawing humorous cartoons and caricatures, in a private school in Buenos Aires.

Illustrator of: Princess Stay Awake

  • Location: Granada, Spain
  • Website: Link

Alex Willmore

Illustrator

Alex is a Designer/ Illustrator living in Northampton with a passion for character design. After completing a degree in Illustration for Children’s Publishing at the North Wales School of Art and Design, Alex went on to work both in-house as a greeting card designer and Illustrator and freelance illustrating books and surface pattern.

Illustrator of The New LiBEARian

    Andrea Ringli

    Illustrator

    Andrea did an apprenticeship as Graphic Designer at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts.  She has been a freelance illustrator since 2011.  I Wish I’d Been Born a Unicorn is her first illustrated book published in the UK.

    Illustrator of: I Wish I’d Been Born a Unicorn

    • Location: Zurich, Switzerland
    • Website: Link

    Catalina Echeverri

    Illustrator

    Catalina Echeverri is originally from Bogota, Colombia, and she speaks English, Spanish and Italian. She studied graphic design in Milan, Italy and completed an MA in Children’s Book Illustration at Cambridge School of Arts (ARU). She loves to draw all of the time, and takes her sketchbook everywhere with her. Although she delights in coming up with new stories for the characters in her sketchbooks she finds illustrating other people’s texts an enriching and rewarding experience.

    Illustrator of: A Scarf and a HalfA Box of Socks, A Knit and a Knot, Not Enough for Queen Fluff

    • Location: London
    • Website: Link

    Duncan Beedie

    Illustrator

    Duncan is a freelance illustrator with a background in character animation. More recently he has been working in children’s literature both as an illustrator and an author.  The first book that he has illustrated for Maverick, Pirates Don’t Drive Diggers was published in May 2015.  His debut author/illustrator book ‘The Bear Who Stared’ is released in February 2016, published by Templar.

    Illustrator of: Pirates Don’t Drive Diggers

    • Location: Bristol
    • Website: Link

    Emma Randall

    Illustrator

    Emma Randall is an illustrator from Bristol. She loves bright colours, patterns and creating quirky little characters. Emma has loved drawing for as long as she can remember and works from her barn studio in a collective called “Hullo Creative’, with graphic designer husband, Max. Emma also enjoys growing vegetables, reading and cycling her blue bike around the North Somerset countryside.

    Illustrator of: Rickety Rocket

    • Location: Somerset, UK
    • Website: Link

    Evgenia Golubeva

    Illustrator

    Evgenia Golubeva is originally from Siberia. She graduated as a writer and director of animation films in Saint-Petersburg, Russia. She lived in Italy and France. She does love traveling! Now Evgenia lives in UK – in magical Stratford-upon-Avon. She writes and draws for preschool TV shows, apps and books. In her freetime she makes ceramic cat-vases and bear-bowls. She is obsessed with everything cute and loves crafts. She is always trying new media – watercolour, gouache, ink, digital. She used pencils to create illustrations for ‘As Quiet As A Mouse’.

    Illustrator of:  As Quiet As A Mouse

    • Location: Stratford-upon-Avon

      Gabriele Antonini

      Illustrator

      Gabriele has a degree in Industrial Design with a major in Communication. Since 2008, he has been working as an illustrator of children books, as well as a character designer and graphic artist. The following is a list of companies he has worked with: Gruner Jahr / Mondadori, Piemme Mcgrow Hill, Harcourt, Raphael publisher, Usborne, Hachette Books, Saatchi & Saatchi, Oxford University Press, Leo Burnett, BBC (and of course Maverick!).

      Illustrator of: The Fearsome Beastie & Tamara Small and the Monsters’ Ball

      • Location: Roma, Italy
      • Website: Link

      Gina Maldonado

      Illustrator

      Gina is a Colombian illustrator living in the bustling city of Hong Kong with her partner and 2 cats. She studied architecture and interior design – in Colombia, Mexico and Italy!- but decided that creating cuddly and cute animals suited her personality better. She loves to draw all kinds of animals and flowers with bold colours mixed with hand-drawn textures.

      When she’s not drawing she’s travelling the world, exploring exotic places and taking pictures of animals.

      Illustrator of:  Animal Magic

      • Location: Hong Kong
      • Website: Link

      James Lent

      Illustrator

      James was born in 1986 and lives in East Yorkshire with his wife and son, who are a big inspiration to his life and art. James is a self taught artist who transformed a childhood hobby into a love and passion after growing up with many magical tales by the likes of Roald Dahl and Quentin Blake, and in later years, the fantastical worlds of Middle Earth and Hogwarts.

      James is very versatile and his work appeals to a wide range of ages, with a simple but striking style.  He uses his imagination and creativity to bring a picture to life and target the intended audience.

      Illustrator of: Robopop

      • Location: East Yorkshire
      • Website: Link

      Julia Patton

      Illustrator

      Julia’s studio is a rustic woodshed in a field in the wilds of Northumberland.  She is an award-winning author and illustrator with over 25 picture books and educational titles published internationally.

      With a BA (Hons) in Textile Design & Embroidery from Manchester Metropolitan University and an MA in Illustration from The University of Edinburgh, her work is a combination of collage, traditional drawing and digital media.  When not illustrating you will find her building tree houses, growing vegetables and hand making sketchbooks to fill with new stories, characters and adventures…

      Illustrator of:  Professor McQuark and the Oojamaflip

      • Location: Northumberland
      • Website: Link

      Kate Daubney

      Illustrator

      Kate lives by the sea in Sunny North Devon, England with her partner Roger and her scruffy sidekick, Taz the dog. After graduating with a degree in illustration from Falmouth University, she has worked on numerous children’s books using a mixture of both digital and traditional media, to create her colourful and quirky illustrations, and has been published in the U.S.A, Australia, Japan and most of Europe. When she’s not busy illustrating she loves nothing more than riding her bike or taking a walk across the local beach, where Taz the dog enjoys chasing the seagulls!

      Illustrator of: Hocus Pocus Diplodocus

      • Location: Devon
      • Website: Link

      Kimberley Scott

      Illustrator

      Kimberley Scott is a professional Illustrator and Designer, working from her home studio in London. Kimberley likes to dip her inken pen in a variety of projects including childrens books, greetings cards, puzzles, stationery and calligraphy.

      With a fascination for line and a slight obsession with all things inky Kimberley has developed her own quirky yet somewhat traditional illustrative style. She starts all her creations by hand, using a mix of pencil, pen and ink, and then either moves to her trusty Mac or takes to the freedom of watercolours to bring her characters and illustrations to life. Kimberley loves to delve into an imaginative world, with pattern, detail and a slight ‘skewiff’ essence being key to her work.

      Illustrator of: The Black and White Club & Gold Star for George

      • Location: London
      • Website: Link

      Lucy Fleming

      Illustrator

      Lucy Fleming lives and works in a small town in Cheshire with an animator and a little black cat. She has been an avid doodler and bookworm since early childhood, drawing everyday, bringing characters and stories to life. She never dreamed that illustrating would be her job! When not at her desk, Lucy lives to be outdoors in the sunshine with a hot cup of tea – doodling, of course.

      Illustrator of: Fum

      • Location: UK
      • Website: Link

        Lucy Tapper

        Illustrator

        Lucy Tapper is an illustrator and entrepreneur. Lucy started creating and developing her unique product ideas in her head whilst watching her young children play daily in their greenhouse. This is where she first came up with the idea for Hedgehugs.  Her and her husband, Steve, now run a successful online shop, which sells Lucy’s beautiful artwork as personalised gifts.

        Author & illustrator of: Hedgehugs, Horace and Hattiepillar

        Maddie Frost

        Illustrator

        Maddie Frost grew up in Massachusetts and attended Massachusetts College of Art and Design for animation. Her love of storytelling led her to children’s books and she could never imagine doing anything else. Maddie works by scanning different paper and painted swatches to digitally cut into pieces and composite into one image. She loves to use interesting color palettes, textures and shapes that always feel very intuitive. When she is not working on picture books, she can be found drawing on the couch or in the grass! She lives with her husband and rescued pup, Winnie, in New Hampshire.

        Illustrator of: The Snowflake Mistake

        • Location: New Hampshire, USA
        • Website: Link

        Marta Costa

        Illustrator

        Marta was born in Barcelona. When she was a child she never played with dolls, her favourite toys were coloured pencils and a little kitchen. Today her interest for cooking has decreased but she draws a lot! She studied Graphic Design and worked as a Graphic designer for 18 years. During all these years, she discovered that her real vocation was illustration and, in 2005, she started-up her own company illustrating children’s t-shirts. She did a Masters in EINA School of Barcelona, and learnt as many illustration techniques as she could. Since 2007 she has worked as a freelance illustrator for most publishing companies in Spain, US and the UK.  She sees herself as very lucky that she managed to turn her hobby into her job and hopes to continue drawing until she is lovely grandmother.

        Illustrator of: Preposterous Rhinoceros

        • Location: Barcelona, Catalonia
        • Website: Link

        Sara Sanchez

        Illustrator

        Sara was born in Madrid and is the youngest of four, since she was little she has always been drawing everything around her. She also wrote stories (some full of spelling mistakes) and also did some modeling with playdough of famous television contests in the 90´s.

        But when she became an adult she left all that behind and had to work without creativity filling her time.  But by destiny she started art school and met wonderful people who made her remember the things that made her dream.

        So today she spends her day in the studio with the radio music in the background, with her pet rabbit sleeping near her feet while she draws.

        Illustrator of: Bibble and the Bubbles

        • Location:  Madrid, Spain
        • Website: Link

        Sophia Touliatou

        Illustrator

        Sophia has studied Graphic Design, but works as an illustrator, doing mostly children books -many of which have gained merits and awards.
        You can find her work in Greece, Uk, France, Italy, Germany, Spain, Belgium, United States, Australia and South Korea.

        Recently she made her first attempt as an author, with her version of ‘Little Red Riding Hood’ and hopes one day to see it in print.

        She’s always happier when a dog or cat is around and strongly believes that life begins after coffee :)

        Illustrator of: Aerodynamics of Biscuits

        • Location: Athens, Greece
        • Website: Link