I am Cat Chapman, a freelance illustrator based in Auckland, Aotearoa New Zealand. I have a Bachelor of Design majoring in Photography, and also studied children's book illustration. I have illustrated books for multiple publishers and Yak and Gnu (Walker Books)
and The Best Dad in the World (Upstart Press)
are both Storylines Notable Picture Books. Commercially, I have worked with a wide range of small boutique to large corporate companies. Many of these have turned into great ongoing working relationships. I work with a range of mediums including digital, hand printed and watercolours.
Currently I only illustrate books for publishers, and are unable to take on any self published commissions. Please contact my picture book agent Sandra Morris
for any further queries.
I enjoy the variety of briefs and style that commercial illustration projects provide. My illustrations are regularly used in fabric prints, editorials, for products and packaging, animations and infographics. My work is characterised by a hand drawn aesthetic, that communicates ideas with warmth and a natural ease. If you have a job in mind and need a versatile, easy to work with illustrator, please get in touch
with me directly to have a chat!