Carly Gledhill is a children’s book Author/ Illustrator, print designer living and educator, working in Manchester, U.K.

Combining a love of colour, character design and hand drawn lettering, she has worked as a Print Designer for design studios and retailers, and completed an MA in Children’s Book Illustration. 

Carly illustrates picture, novelty and board books for publishers including Macmillan, Penguin Random House, Andersen Press, Ladybird and Usborne. 

Her illustrative work has been featured in exhibitions including: Bologna Children's Book Fair, Pictoplasma, China Shanghai International Bookfair, Chen Bochui International Children's Literature Award and 'Illustration Heroes' at Sheffield Hallam University.

Carly's book, Bat Can't Sleep, published by Macmillan, was shortlisted for the 2022 Sheffield Children's Book Award and the British Book Design and Production Awards.

Carly has also created illustrations for clients including: 

Paperchase, H&M, Hallmark, Mudpuppy, M&S, Sainsbury's, Mamas & Papas, Figo Fabrics, Sergent Major, DPAM, American Greetings, Joann, Deux Coqs d'Or, Raspberry Blossom and Next.


For picture books please contact: Jodie Hodges at United Agents / 020 3214 0891

For Illustration and surface pattern commissions please contact: / 07834 270320 

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