David Roberts Professional Practice Talk

This Friday we will be joined by acclaimed children’s book illustrator David Roberts. David will be sharing his experiences in the illustration world and words of wisdom with our ambitious students.

After studying fashion at Manchester Metropolitan University, David worked in fashion illustration before exploring his ‘true calling’ as a children’s book illustrator. David signed up with Christine Isteed at Artist Partners in 1995 and  his first book ‘Frankie Stein’s Robot’ written by Roy Apps was published in 1998. This book was shortlisted for the ‘Mother Goose Award’ for emerging illustrators.

Since then he has illustrated works by some fantastic authors such as Philip Ardagh, Daren King, Julia Donaldson, Jacqueline Wilson, Tom Baker and Chris Priestley. His most recent works include ‘Iggy Peck, Architect’ by Andrea Beaty, ‘The Troll’ by Julia Donaldson and ‘The Dunderheads’ by Paul Fleischman which was shortlisted for the 2010 Kate Greenaway Award.

We look forward to learning the ins and outs of David’s successful career, and to enjoying another unique perspective of life as an illustrator, as we do each week with our Professional Practice Lecture Series.

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