Katie Cottle is a freelance illustrator and picture-book-maker based in Bristol.
Originally from Swansea, Katie graduated from the Illustration course at the University of the West of England in 2017.
She enjoys telling stories through drawing, and uses a variety of media, including a mix of traditional and digital techniques.
She won first place in the 2017 Batsford Prize Children’s Book Illustration Award, and has been ‘highly commended’ for the previous three years for the Macmillan Prize for Illustration.
She particularly enjoys using bright colours and drawing grumpy faces.