Emma Lazell

Social media: @emmallazell
I am a UK based illustrator and author of picture books.
I am a driven creative, living and breathing children’s books, and have been drawing and creating stories for as long as I can remember.I would define my work as linear and expressive, and sprinkled with irony and playfulness. I definitely create my best work when I am having fun with the process, and probably making a mess too! Cats, dinosaurs, gross-history, and all things silly are on my radar, but I also have an interest in character relationships, cover design, travel illustration and editorial illustration.I have recently completed an MA in Children’s Book Illustration with Cambridge School of Art, and it has been a thoroughly stretching, hugely exciting, confidence boosting and technique defining experience. In 2014 I graduated with an undergraduate degree in Illustration from UCA, and until the MA, I ran a children’s arty-party business and taught in a reception class, which is where many of my ideas began.