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Bright Artist Adele Leyris cover reveal for ‘The Plant Hunter’.

Bright Artist Adele Leyris’ work for the cover of The Plant Hunter was unveiled this month over on Welbeck Publishing’s Twitter channel, showcasing the beautiful design as well as an insight into the amazing embroidery work that brought the cover to life. The Plant Hunter, written by T.L. Mogford releases February 2022.

You can see more of Adele Leyris’ work in her portfolio HERE

Meet Anna Doherty

Anna Doherty is an author illustrator from Edinburgh, whose work grabbed the attention of publishers at her Children's Book Illustration MA graduation show from Cambridge School of Art. Her final year project on Ada Lovelace was picked up by Wren and Rook and was transformed into the successful Fantastically Feminist series. Since then, Anna has enjoyed working across a range of projects featuring illustrations that are full of warmth, humour and adorable characters.

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Ana Seixas – Landland

Ana Seixas has been busy creating this series of illustrations for Breaking Depression: The Little Book of Big Conversations; a health awareness campaign created by Janssen.

The book, which includes twenty powerfully evocative artworks will be available online to educate and help break the silence around depression.

Ana Seixas is represented by Meiklejohn

 

Lucy Davey illustrates walking guides of Scotland for Pocket Mountains Ltd.

Lucy Davey has illustrated the perfect walking holiday essential, handy pocket guides for 4 locations across Scotland, published by Pocket Mountains Ltd.

With a look inspired by vintage travel posters, Lucy has captured specific landmarks relevant to the four locations (Edinburgh, Glasgow, Sterling and Falkirk), as well as creating around 30 inside illustrations for each book, “It was a dream brief in many ways – I loved learning about all these landmarks of Scotland and really enjoyed adding the nature and wildlife elements to the images.”

Each book has a distinct colour palette which Lucy uses to great effect throughout, making them a wonderfully visually satisfying set;

“The printed books are so cute and satisfying, I’m so pleased with how they turned out!

Lucy Davey is represented by The Artworks

Katie Ponder teams with DK to illustrate another book of myths; Norse!

Katie Ponder has collaborated with the brilliant art team at DK again, to work on another illustrated book of myths. Norse Myths is the latest book of epic stories, answering every question a young curious mind might have on the various Gods and Goddesses of the Vikings.

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Congratulations Greg McIndoe on being longlisted in the World Illustration Awards and featuring on the Creative Boom Podcast!

What a week it’s been for Startworks artist Greg McIndoe (AKA Headless Greg)! Greg was invited to chat on the latest Creative Boom Podcast , where he discusses starting his own business,  social media, and the importance of recognising and reconciling struggle. It’s a really candid and thoughtful interview and definitely something we would recommend listening to whether you’re a recent graduate or established in your creative career.

On top of that, Greg has been long-listed in the World Illustration Awards in the new talent section of the alternative publishing category for his book he worked on his final year of university, Wilson Strange; a fantastic exploration of mental health through the eyes of the titular character.

With all this happening, we can’t wait to see where Greg will go next and how his talent will continue to flourish and be recognised. Congratulations Greg!

Greg McIndoe is represented by The Artworks

Jon Rogers Rebrands Mister Z

A man of many talents, Phosphor's Jon Rogers recently completed a rebrand for Mister Z's curry paste, giving it a fresh look to help it stand out.

Jon has worked with many iconic food and drink brands over the years, including Guinness, Fox's Biscuits and Werther's Originals.

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