Alison Blackwell - giraffe

Biography

Alison began her career as a music teacher in South Africa, after graduating from university with a music degree.

The travel bug soon hit and she headed for the UK. After completing a web design course, she began to work in IT, and soon joined a vibrant radio station as an Applications Developer.

She decided to try her hand at illustration and break into the children's picture book world. She completed a diploma in children's book illustration from the London Art College and has since been working as a freelance children's book illustrator.

She undertakes commissions for children's picture books, book covers and general illustration.