We both graduated from University of Brighton in 1993 with BA (Hons) in Graphic Design (Illustration).

Awards include:

  • the Benjamin Franklin Award

  • Book Trust Early Years’ Award

  • the Dutch Libraries’ Children’s Book Prize

  • the Nottingham Children’s Book Award

  • the Oppenheim Book Award

  • TES Junior Information Book Award

  • Nominations, commendations and shortlists include the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal, Oscar’s First Book Prize and the Charlotte Zolotow and Independent Bookshop Week Awards. 

We have extensive experience working alongside, and talking with kids, so we can be pretty flexible on the day to ensure you get the most out of our time with you. Aside from raising our own boys, we have led children’s worship, and organised and fronted holiday clubs plus art and craft workshops. As visiting illustrator-authors, we have given presentations to pre-schoolers through to sixth formers - so you can feel confident that your students will be engaged whatever their age.

We are members of:

  • The Society Of Authors and its subsidiary The Children's Writers and Illustrators Group;

  • the Authors’ Licensing and Collecting Society;

  • the Design and Copyright Society.