Alison is a children’s illustrator and author, originally from East London she now lives by the sea in sunny Brighton.
Her stylised illustrations rejoice in pattern and shape, bringing together hand printed collage, stamp and line with some Photoshop wizardy!
Alison’s stories are adventures in the everyday, based in the mundane with the potential for the imaginative, even magical. Told with love and a strong recollection of the wonder of childhood. She is inspired by time spent with her husband and two young boys, collecting leaves in the park, climbing rocks and staring out to sea. She loves trawling charity shops and collects old owls (the wonkier the better), pots with faces on, and highly patterned vintage fabrics.
During her MA she researched how cut-out pages can be used within the storytelling of picture books, Alison uses this research to create playful and interactive books.
Alison graduated with Distinction from MA Sequential Design / Illustration (University of Brighton), she has also gained a Graduate Certificate in Design for Visual Communication (LCC) and her BA is Fine Art Printmaking (University of Brighton). Since 2009 Alison has worked as a graphic designer, with expertise in building brands, layout and book design. She has a number of artist’s books held in collection of Tate Britain.