I was born in Canberra, Australia, where I was fortunate to be surrounded by native wildlife. I loved art and reading as a child and knew I wanted a career in art from a young age. As a child I entered many art and writing competitions. My two favourite prizes were a cruise and free ice-cream for a year! I have a B.A., Design in Visual Communication with first class honours, from the University of Technology, Sydney, Australia. My final project was a children's book. I moved to the UK from Sydney in 2004 to break into Children's book publishing. I currently work as a children's book designer, illustrator and writer.