Carly Gledhill is a children’s book Author/ Illustrator and surface pattern designer living and 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, Little Tiger, Ladybird and Usborne. 

She created 2 author/illustrated picture books featuring the characters 'Monty + Sylvester', published by Orchard Books and has recently illustrated a series of 'Penguin Bedtime Classics'.

Carly's Illustrated version of The Three Little Pigs, has been selected as part of Dolly Parton's Imagination Library.

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 has also created designs that featured on products for clients including: 

Paperchase, H&M, Hallmark, Mudpuppy, M&S, Sainsbury's, Petite Hailey, Mamas & Papas, Figo Fabrics, Sergent Major, DPAM, American Greetings, Joann, Noukies, Design House Greetings, Raspberry Blossom, Go Outdoors, Lilipinso 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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