Picture Books & Design at Book Week Scotland

Illustrators and readers alike get a look-in at picture book events for Book Week Scotland.

October 30, 2016

Visual Literacy in the Classroom

Aurelie Norman explains how pictures can teach school pupils basic literacy skills.

September 26, 2016

Meet the Illustrator: Kasia Matyjaszek

Kasia Matyjaszek talks about her rise as an illustrator since taking part in Picture Hooks.

August 22, 2016

Picture Hooks at the Edinburgh International Book Festival

The Edinburgh Book Festival is not only about the written word – there is plenty in store for picture book fans and illustrators too.

August 3, 2016
Tags: Illustration

5 reasons to apply for the Picture Hooks Mentoring Scheme 2016

We’ll be announcing the details of the 2016 Picture Hooks Mentoring Scheme at our conference next week. Here’s former mentee, Jon Bishop, on 5 reasons to apply.

April 18, 2016

Stepping Out

In the lead up to the Picture Hooks 2016 Conference, freelance illustrator Hannah Foley gives some advice on finding your voice as an emerging illustrator.

April 15, 2016

Networking Tips for Illustrators

In the lead up to the Picture Hooks 2016 Conference, we asked Design Manager at Floris Books, Leah McDowell for her top tips on networking.

April 6, 2016

What the Publishers Think: An Insight into the Industry

Working as an illustrator can be tough when you can’t see what goes on behind the publisher’s doors. We spoke to Arvind Shah, Mara van der Meer, and Clare Mills from Orchard Books about what they look for in an illustrator and what happens at their end once you’ve been commissioned.

May 15, 2012