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: arabella@brightgroupinternational.com

carlygledhill@gmail.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

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)

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)

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