My name is Carly Joanne Gledhill, I was born and raised in tropical West Yorkshire. I now work from my little home studio in Stockport.

I graduated in 2006 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Textile Design followed in 2010 with a Master's degree in Children's book illustration.

Through a love of colour, character design and textiles, my work naturally lends to design for Children. I have worked for 10 years illustrating for Children's clothing, books and stationery. I am currently working on my first author/illustrated picture book for Orchard Books, due for release in 2018.


Paper and Cloth design studio / Lilipinso / Mamas and Papas / Menudos Cuadros / Paperchase / Corby Tindersticks / Poco Nido / Elephant and Bird books / Éditions Tourbillon / Pióro Editions / American Greetings / H&M / The Land of Nod / M&S


Book Illustrators Gallery: Asian Festival of Children's Content, Central Public Library, Singapore, May 2017.

Silent Book Contest exhibition: Bologna Children's book fair. April 2016.

Silent Book Contest exhibition: Montereggio - Paese dei Librai, Italy. August 2016.

Picture books

Monty + Sylvester, 2018, Orchard Books

Et toi, que manges tu? 2017, Pióro Editions

Les Saisons, 2016, Pióro Editions

La semaine des animaux, 2014, Editions Tourbillon

Silly Little Animals All Day Long, 2014, Twirl Books

Featured in

Print & Pattern Nature, Bowie Style, 2017, Lawrence King

Images 35, Best of British Illustration, AOI, 2011


Shortlisted: AOI World illustration Awards 2017 (Self-initiated category)

Winner: Louie Award 2016 (Greetings card design for Madison Park Group)

Winner: Louie Awards 2017 (Greetings card design for Madison Park Group)

Shortlisted: Silent Book Contest 2016

Shortlisted: Communication Arts Illustration Awards 2017




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