Duncan Beedie

Duncan works just down the road from us in Bristol, and has illustrated some fantastic monsters for our Children's stationery. He's also an experienced animator and has worked on numerous projects for TV and web. He likes to get out and about with his dog Ivor, and attempts to be an exemplary Dad to his baby daughter.

Ailie Busby

Ailie has illustrated several ranges of colourful children's cards and stationery for us. She has been illustrating books for children for more than 15 years and uses acrylic and a mixture of papers and pencil to create her art. Ailie's work is influenced by pattern, 1950’s and 60’s children’s books, vintage finds and her own children.

Alice Evans

Alice works for us here at James Ellis and has illustrated our Urban Fox Press and Wild Fox Press ranges. Her illustrations are created digitally but use scans of painted and textured paper. She likes colour, paper, books and tea.

Julie Fletcher

Julie has been illustrating for us for many years, and has created a large range of designs for both children and adults. She graduated from art college in Dundee and uses acrylic paints, coloured pencils and collage in her illustrations, which are lovingly created in her slightly chilly Edinburgh studio. Julie also likes screen printing, sewing and building on her collection of owl ornaments.

Katherine Hartley

Katherine graduated from Manchester Metropolitan University in 2004 and since then has built up a wealth of creative experience in the stationery industry. She first illustrated for us many years ago, and has recently designed a wonderful range of Christmas cards for us based on capital cities. 


Klara Hawkins

Klara was born in the North West of England in a very pretty, hilly and wet rural area. A childhood full of rainy days allowed for lots of time indoors drawing and painting. She studied Illustration at Kingston University, and now works in her dream job as a freelance illustrator.

Max Ososki

Max has working with us since we moved to Bristol 12 years ago and has created lots of wonderful designs for us in her unique collage style. Her illustrations are created in photoshop using vintage materials collected from all over the world, inspired by old postcards, letterpress printing, and trips to France and Italy.

Claire Shorrock

Claire began working for us recently and has already illustrated a wonderful new range of shakies cards for us, as well as some cute Christmas designs. She lives here in Bristol and since graduating from the illustration course at UWE she has been working on her first picture book.

Nicola Watson

She has created many wonderful illustrations for us over the years and her work can be found in most of our ranges. She works from her studio in her home in Manchester, creating colourful illustrations using a mix of painting, drawing and collage. Nicola loves children's picture books, patterns and textiles.

Ekaterina Trukhan

Originally from Russia, Ekaterina has lived and worked in London since her graduation from Camberwell College of Arts. She draws her inspiration from everyday life, mid-century illustration and the books she had when she was a child.

Would you like to work for us?

We're always looking for exciting new artists to work with. If you feel that your work would fit into our range please email some examples or a link to your portfolio to