I graduated from the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa with an Honours Degree in Illustration. Part of my final year work was a book project called Chester’s Big Surprise, which I sent to Bloomsbury Children’s Books. Unbelievably, Chester was pulled from the slush pile and was published in 2001.
I moved to the UK in 2000 and have had the privilege to work with Harper Collins, Chicken House and Reader’s Digest USA amongst others. Two international moves, two children and one dog later, I am back in the UK, living in the beautiful Buckinghamshire countryside drawing and writing.
You can find more of my work at www.instagram.com/oliviavillet