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Illustrator Katie Abey Comes to Gloworm!

Katie Abey is an illustrator human who lives in a teeny hobbit-like house in Derbyshire with a cat, a hedgehog and a husband. Her work provides illustrative doses of happiness and motivation along with a little dash of sarcasm.

She is a big lover of animals and her work often features creatures looking slightly nonchalant, perturbed or even a bit deranged. She likes using a lot of colour in her work and this love of colour is reflected in her brightly coloured studio space and her hair, which frequently changes colour to match its surroundings.

Katie’s ideas and strange sense of humour perfectly suit the field of children’s publishing and she has worked with Bloomsbury, Bonnier, Stripes and many more great children’s publishers. She has also produced work for the stationery and greeting card industries and her illustrations have graced stores such as WHSmiths, Urban Outfitters, Paperchase and Scribbler.

When Katie is not drawing awkward cats and llamas she enjoys reading, music and referring to herself in the third person.

Find out more about Katie and see her illustrations by visiting