Hello! I'm a designer and children's book author.

I have been a freelance illustrator for 12 years. My interest in fair trade drew me into working with a number of non-profit projects and in 2007 I was listed in Time Magazine's DESIGN 100 for the design work I've been doing for People Tree.

Since then I have also begun writing children's books, my first book A BIT LOST has been translated into 20 languages and has won awards in 7 countries including the Dutch Picture Book of the Year. OH NO GEORGE! came out in 2012 and won the Junior Magazine Picturebook of the year award. My third book SHH! We have a plan came out in March 2014 and won the AOI award for children's books for 2014.

My first app, HAT MONKEY was released in September 2014.

While living in Nepal in 2010/2011 I co-founded Pecha Kucha Kathmandu with Sujan Chitrakar.
I co-founded NODE a fair trade social business based in Nepal with Akshay Sthapit in 2012. We had an exhibition and collection for the DESIGN MUSEUM in London in 2012, selling 18 limited edition rugs through the Design Museum Shop.

I am represented by the literary agency Bell Lomax Moreton.

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video talks:
Offset 2009 35min Talk about my fair trade and book work
Offset 2010 40min panel Getting your childrens book published
Offset 2012 40min panel discussion about picture books
Design and fair trade 6min Talk on the Node project
TKWM Berlin 2014 20min talk on apps

A Bit Lost 2009 Borim Press
Oh No George 2012 Walker Books
Shh! We have a plan 2014 Walker Books
featured in:
Sustainable Thinking Aaris Sherin 2013 Bloomsbury
London: Sustainable Loonie Park 2013 Artbooks
Little Big Books Klanten/Hellige 2012 Gestalten
Naked Fashion Safia Minney 2011 New Internationalist
The picture book Pentagram 2010 Lawrence King
SustainAble Aaris Sherin 2008
Illusive 2 Hellige 2007 Gestalten
GRAPHIC 11 Marc Valli/Richard Brereton 2007

Creative Review Cover Feature 'On a Magic Carpet Ride' Dec 2012
Peppermint Magazine Dreamweavers 2012
Huffington Post 'The future is handmade' 2012
FastCompany Innovation in fair trade 2011
TIME Magazine 'The Design 100' 2007
Designboom Interview about fair trade 2007

A collection of recent interviews
40min audio interview: Let's Get Busy 2014

Mikkeli Finland Mikkeli Illustration Triennial
Ilustratour x Node: Valladolid, Spain 2014
18x18 Design Museum :: Fair trade fortnight March 2013
Digital Handmade So Far The Future Nov 2011

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