Inside Illustration Season 3 – Illustration for Children

The third season of Inside Illustration has launched! The multi-platform season for AOI Members on illustration for children is now available

Illustration for Children illustration by Yuki Uebo

Each season includes an exclusive Podcast with top guests, a four part Creative Course for members, an in-depth Article, interview, a Folio of members’ work, and a comprehensive How To get into Illustration for Children for those interested in exploring this season’s theme.

Season 3 focuses on Illustration for Children across a range of applications- check out some of the content below:

Chanté Timothy

In this Inside Illustration podcast episode we talk about children’s picture books from both the commissioner and artist sides.

Guests are Jane Buckley, Senior Art Director of children’s books at Simon & Schuster, and illustrator Chanté Timothy, whose latest book Daddy Do My Hair: Deji’s Haircut is now published.

Our guests discuss how an art director works with an illustrator, what’s good to have in a children’s book portfolio, what the book making process is, promoting the book once it’s been published and more. The host is Rachel Emily Taylor

Natasha Durley for Kip & Co

In Almost Anything Is Possible – tapping into a world of play Jyni Ong talks to illustrators and commissioners across a range of projects aimed at children about storytelling, stretching creative muscles and creating patterns.

Animator Eva Cremers discusses work for a series of Fisher Price adverts, Diane Ewen on illustrating Floella Benjamin’s autobiographical picture book, Coming to England and Natasha Durley talks about a recent fabric pattern commission for stylish Australian homeware company Kip & Co.


AOI members have the exclusive opportunity to explore a range of illustration for children areas by taking part in our Creative Practice Course, with illustrator Dave Bain and guest illustrators:

lllustrating for Children’s Animation with Henry St Leger

Illustrating picture books for children with Chanté Timothy

Creating your own world for children with Pintachan

Children’s Publishing with an educational focus with Beehive Illustration (to be confirmed)

How To cover artwork by Fhiona Galloway

Interested in creating work and being commissioned in the work for children area? 

Help yourself get more commissions!

How To get into Illustration for Children: This downloadable publication (exclusive for AOI members) covers what you need to know, from what to expect from these areas of commissioning and the type of illustration examples you’ll require, to what typical licensing is.

With insightful quotes from illustrators and agents working in this area, including Beehive Illustration and Illustration X agents.

Members have access to all these and more at Inside Illustration! Explore it all now.

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