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Industry Expert: Emily Ford – Illustrating Children’s Books class


Those of you who have taken our Make Art That Sells classes will know how valuable it is to hear from a professional and expert who works in the industry day in, day out, and can communicate what they look for from artists.

Over the next couple of weeks, we are excited to reveal some of the amazing Industry Expert interviews and articles we have lined up for our ‘Illustrating Children’s Book’ class, so you can get even more valuable insight and know-how on becoming a Children’s Book Illustrator.

Class begins on Monday, October 2nd and is almost full! You can still register HERE


Today, we reveal that Emily Ford, Senior Commissioning Editor for Macmillan Children’s Books UK, part of leading publisher, Pan Macmillan. Emily will be sharing a wonderful piece on ‘How to write a children’s book’


Emily has commissioned authors and illustrators for the award-winning list for over ten years. Having previously worked at Harper Collins and Penguin Books, Emily now specialises in creating highly illustrated picture books, gift books and novelty and activity titles, working closely with established authors as well as developing newcomers to the industry.

Emily has also worked on well known brands, such as The Moomins, The Gruffalo and Charlie and Lola. She is a judge on the annual Macmillan Prize for illustration, was judge for the AOI World Illustration Awards 2015 and part of the Berlin Pictoplasma Festival 2016.

We are excited to share Emily’s expert tips with you in class!


Are you ready to dive in and make a commitment to your success as a Children’s Book Illustrator?

Sign up HERE. Hurry! The last remaining spots are going fast!


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