Hello, I’m Andrew Gardner; a life-long doodler with a love of silly humour, Japanese culture and fantasy creatures. I’ve always had passion for both drawing & storytelling, and after a decade working as a designer & creative in the advertising industry I decided to pursue a long-held goal; to illustrate children's books.

After a fantastic week in rural Spain as a student at Picturecamp in 2016, I attended the Bologna Book Fair (twice) and met many helpful art directors & editors, to both hone my illustration craft and also learn more about the children's publishing industry.

Then in the summer of 2018 I joined the artist roster of the prestigious Bright Agency, and since then I've illustrated several early reader & educational titles for a selection of publishers, including Oxford University Press, Igloo Books, Rising Stars and Scholastic. In August 2020 I finished illustrating my first trade picture book The Pipsqueak for prestigious Andersen Press, which will published in February 2022.

I balance my illustration work with my current day-job as Senior Art Director at Amazon, London.