Catherine McArdle

Catherine's original degree was in graphic design followed by the prestigious Cambridge MA in Children's Book Illustration, where she graduated with distinction in 2021 and was longlisted for the AOI World Illustration Awards. Her love of combining words and images and making stories developed in her years as a graphic designer and she found a renewed love of children’s stories with her own children; now aged 12 and 15 they continue to inspire her work.

Catherine lives in Stoke Newington, north London with her family, When not drawing and designing Catherine loves to read, knit, bake and cycle.