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.
With a broad interest across design disciplines I studied Textile design at University, going on to design children's garments and accessories, I then studied 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 clothing, books and stationery. I am currently working on my second author/illustrated picture book for Orchard Books, due for release in 2019.
Paper and Cloth design studio / Quarto / Lilipinso / Mamas and Papas / Menudos Cuadros / Paperchase / Redbird Publishing / Corby Tindersticks / Poco Nido / Elephant and Bird books / Éditions Tourbillon / Pióro Editions / American Greetings / H&M / The Land of Nod /
I am represented by Arabella Stein of The Bright Agency: firstname.lastname@example.org
email@example.com / 07834 270320
Book Illustrators Gallery: Asian Festival of Children's Content, Central Public Library, Singapore, May 2017.
Golden Pinwheel Young Illustrators Competition, Shanghai Children’s Book Fair, November 2017.
Silent Book Contest exhibition: Bologna Children's book fair. April 2016.
Silent Book Contest exhibition: Montereggio - Paese dei Librai, Italy. August 2016.
Author/ Illustrated Picture books
Monty + Sylvester- A tale of everyday Superheroes, 2018, Orchard Books
Monty + Sylvester- A tale of everyday Astronauts, 2019, Orchard Books
Illustrated Non fiction books
Et toi, que manges tu? 2017, Pióro Editions
Les Saisons, 2016, Pióro Editions
Illustrated Picture books
La semaine des animaux, 2014, Editions Tourbillon
Silly Little Animals All Day Long, 2014, Twirl Books
Illustrated Novelty Books
Time for Bed, Little Puppy, 2018, Silver Dolphin Books
Le méli-mélo de Petit Tigre, 2017, Éditions Quatre Fleuves
Le méli-mélo de Petit Chien, 2017, Éditions Quatre Fleuves
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)
Shortlisted: Golden Pinwheel Young Illustrators Competition 2017
Shortlisted: Communication Arts Illustration Awards 2017
Winner: Louie Awards 2017 (Greetings card design for Madison Park Group)
Shortlisted: Silent Book Contest 2016
Winner: Louie Award 2016 (Greetings card design for Madison Park Group)