Emily Spikings

I grew up in a very creative household, my father was an art teacher and an artist in his own right. Being creative was always encouraged. Art has always been a part of my life in some form or other for as long as I can possibly remember.

I studied at University and gained a HONS degree in Graphics. I’ve been working as a graphic designer for over 24 years now both in agencies and more recently freelance.

It’s only since the birth of my first child that I started to explore illustration for myself. It started from a request by my daughter to draw a giraffe for her bedroom wall. 5 years on, the picture is still hanging on her wall and my style of illustration has progressed and grown from there.

I now have 2 children and my love for creating images and prints for them both grows more and more each day. They most definitely keep me on my toes and inspire me on a daily basis.