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 over a decade working as a designer & art director I decided to pursue a long-held goal; to illustrate children's books.

I'd always dabbled in illustration throughout my creative career, but it was kickstarted after a fantastic week in rural Spain as a student at Picturecamp in 2016. I then attended the Bologna Children's Book Fair (in 2017 & 2018) where I learnt the fundamentals of the children's publishing industry, but also how to best adapt my work and improve my artwork style to achieve my goals.

With a fresh new portfolio, I joined the artist roster of the Bright Agency in the summer of 2018, 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. My first illustrated trade picture book The Pipsqueak (written by Ben Manley) was published by the prestigious Andersen Press in February 2022.

If you'd like to work with me, please contact The Bright Agency.