About Emma

About Emma


Emma was brought up in Guildford, Surrey, in a family of artists. As a child she loved the work of Peter Firmin, John Burningham and Gerald Rose and from as far back as she can remember she wanted to be an illustrator.

Emma studied Graphic Design and Illustration at Central Saint Martin's School of Art and has worked in advertising, editorial and book illustration.

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I LOVE MY MUMMY, written by Giles Andreae and illustrated by Emma, won the Booktrust Best Book for Babies award in 2010. 

Emma lives in Surrey with her husband and two children, several chickens and their beloved occasional hat wearing Jack Russel Terrier, Bart, who keeps her fit and provides inspiration.





Among Emma’s favourite things in life are surfing with her kids, punctuality, red lipstick and Scrabble. Things she cannot abide include heights, paté and children who complain that they are bored. ‘How can you ever be bored,’ she says, ‘when you can always draw a picture?’

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