Emily Rand is an illustrator of six children’s books from the United Kingdom. Her inspirations come from real life–whether it is a busy city full of people, a peaceful garden, or a colorful coral reef. Specializing in a limited color palette, she is inspired by vintage children’s books from the mid-20th century. The illustrations for her first book, A Dog Day, were selected for the Bologna Children’s Book Fair exhibition in 2012. Emily has a background working in arts education, schools, and galleries. She currently runs workshops for children and adults about book making and illustration.