Hello! My name is Antonia Woodward and I am a freelance illustrator.

I love working with an array of materials, most often gouache, acrylic, coloured pencil and collage to create warm and friendly illustrations. In recent years I have used Photoshop more and more and now my illustrations are almost entirely digital although I try not to make it too obvious...

From a very young age I made absolutely everything into miniature books, sometimes with no purpose at all other than to hold the tiniest book in the world in my hand.. I graduated in 2007 with a first class BA (Hons) degree in illustration and since then have illustrated for picture books, children's magazines, wedding invitations, logo design, website design, and hand-lettered typography.

I love all things 1920s and am particularly inspired by the nostalgic childhood innocence of the books of AA Milne and Enid Blyton. I grew up in the beautiful countryside of Suffolk and now live on the sunny Sussex coast with my lovely husband and two young children.


SELECTED DESIGN CLIENTS: HarperCollins US; Orion Children's Books; Lion Children's Books; Meadowside Children's Books; Miles Kelly Publishing; Plum Pudding Illustration {yes - my agency - I did their current logo and web illustrations!}; Highlights Hello Magazine; High Five Magazine; Pearson Educational; National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER).


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Over the last six years I have also designed and run a variety of art and craft workshops for children and adults of all ages and abilities. If you have any workshop ideas or requests please do get in touch!

WORKSHOPS EXPERIENCE: Pre-schools, primary schools, children with learning difficulties and/or disabilities, young people, students, adults and wonderful senior citizens!

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