Paula Heister

A Glow-in-the-Dark Book About Glowing in the Dark

Science & Technology

Un-commissioned | New Talent

How were your illustrations used? :
Book Cover/s, Book inside or spot illustration/s, College or university project, Experimentation, Self Promotion/portfolio, Whole book design

How did you make this work:
Glow is a narrative non-fiction picture-book about light. Lumy, the glow-in-the-dark rabbit, explores the science behind night-time glow in its different forms. It was inspired by my work as a scientist and the joy of printmaking with unusual colours. Pages are risograph-printed, with a glow-in-the-dark layer screen-printed over the top to create dual "daytime-nighttime" images.

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Cambridge School of Art, Anglia Ruskin University

Currently Based:
United Kingdom (UK)

Paula Heister is a doctor-turned-illustrator based in the UK. She trained in Children's Book Illustration at the Cambridge School of Art and enjoys printmaking. She is particularly interested in creating science books but also loves storytelling. When she isn't writing and illustrating, she teaches medicine at Downing College, Cambridge.