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About

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 since 2013, 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. My artwork is playful, charming and whimsical. 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 audiences.

I am open for commissions, contact me at amiluu@live.com

Achievements

  • Created illustrations for Frontiers For Young Minds article “Vaccines, Shots That Protect You”.

  • Produced a six-page short comic for KOOKIE Magazine, (Issue 5, Dec 2018)

  • 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" (Dec 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.

Skills
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

Clients
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