Cate James

Cate James is a full-time illustrator, and when she’s not drawing for children’s books, she likes to find different ways to be an artist. She volunteers with ArtEx at the Sydney Children’s Hospital in Randwick, and teaches art to primary-aged children. She also works as a printmaking technician at UNSW. Cate has illustrated over 30 books for publishers in the UK, US and Australia and was awarded the Penguin Random House Illustrators’ Showcase Award in 2019. Cate moved to Australia from Scotland, where she studied Printmaking and Illustration at Edinburgh College of Art. She is now living in the Northern Beaches of Sydney with her husband and her sausage dog Sebastian.