My name is Amy Gallagher and I'm a freelance children's illustrator and comic artist based in the UK. I have practised in the industry for four years, working on a variety of projects and commissions. This includes providing family-friendly illustrations for CYPCS (Children & Young Peoples' Commissioner Scotland), and designing book spreads for toy/stationery company Noodoll. I'm also author and illustrator of the children's educational book "Microbes" (2017, published by Thunderstone Books), and comic artist for "Lost & Found", a project raising awareness for rediscovered species of animals and plant life. While my artwork is playful and humourous I'm inspired by challenges in everyday life, often pulling from my real-life experiences and musings. I aspire to produce approachable artwork that sparks emotional connections and engages young audiences.
I am open to commissions, so feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Spent one month in Finland in April 2018 as part of Arteles’ “Comic Blast” illustration and comic art residency.
Writer and illustrator of children's educational book "Microbes" (2017), published by Thunderstone Books.
Comic artist for positive conservation storytelling project “Lost & Found” (www.lostandfoundnature.com)
I had my "Chin Ups" greeting card range represented by Star Editions and showcased at the 2016's "Progressive Greetings Live", the only greeting card convention in Europe.
My "Speedy Santa on a Segway" Christmas card design won the over 18's category for the 2016's "Crafty Christmas Card Competition" hosted by the arts education charity "The Big Draw".
I was one out of seven winners of the Powered by Nature competition (hosted by IUCN's Commission on Education and Communication and Alcoa Foundation). I travelled to the Netherlands to offer my illustration and animation skills to create a social media campaign, "Better in the Dark", to raise awareness of natural solutions for energy.
Cartooning, Illustration, Story boarding, Greeting Card Design, Comic Art, Communication, Narrative, Composition, Attention to Detail, Problem Solving, Creativity, Time Management, Consistent Execution, Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Flash, Baking
Frontiers For Young Minds, The Climbing Hangar, KOOKIE Magazine, Thunderstone Books, Children & Young People's Commissioner Scotland, Lost & Found, Noodoll, Star Editions, Clayplaylondon, Bright Ideas, Itsy Favours, TBWA\London, Findacure, Nelly Duff, Lauren Baker, Pretty Nostalgic, Arts London News