Chris Haughton

Illustrator: mentor in 2023

Chris Haughton is an Irish author/illustrator based in London. He was listed in TIME magazine’s ‘Design 100’ for the work he has been doing for fair trade clothing company People Tree. He has written and illustrated seven books: A Bit Lost, Oh No, George!, Shh! We Have a Plan, Goodnight Everyone, Don’t Worry Little Crab, Maybe and Well Done, Mummy Penguin. His iOS app, HatMonkey came out in 2014 and virtual reality experience Little Earth launched in August 2017. Chris has also created a social business, to connect design and fair trade and make rugs and toys.

Chris mentored Olu Oke

“I thoroughly enjoyed working with Olu. She is one of the most knowledgeable illustrators I have ever worked with so at times I didn’t think of myself as a mentor. She has a great library of children’s books and has a developed sense of what she likes about other books. From this we were working on finding her own voice. She made great progress. We probably didn’t get as much done as we would have liked but I think she is going in the right direction and her work on this book is looking really good. We hope to continue this work into the new year next year and continue the mentoring process.”