sam walshaw illustration

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Industry Arts
Occupation illustrator
Location dewsbury, United Kingdom
Introduction I graduated from Huddersfield University with a BA Hons degree in surface pattern design, I have worked professionally as an artist /illustrator since leaving my degree in 2000. I live in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, with my beautiful little girl Maisey, who has provided a great deal of inspiration not only for my art work , but for inventing fun stories! I have worked for several large greetings card companies and I have produced many successful designs and whole ranges of juvenile characters, for a wide range of high street stores, such as Clintons Sainsburys, and WHSmiths. I have always had a passion for writing and illustrating, and my heart has always lain in books. I was apprehensive at first, and I was unsure about how my work would be received, but I decided to give it a go! So in 2007 I submitted some picture book ideas to several publishers I discovered on the website, UK Children's Publishers. The response was positive but only Rockpool Children's Books gave me a go, and offered to take my books further, since then I have never looked Back! Stuart has been extremely supportive, and his help and guidance have been, and continue to be invaluable!
Favorite Movies anything scary!
Favorite Music too much to mention...

When you hesitate before hitting snooze on your alarm clock, are you being lazy?

yes.... of course!