katie cottle


Hello! I am a freelance illustrator and picture-book-maker living and working in Bristol, UK. Originally from Swansea, I moved to Bristol to study illustration at UWE and haven't left since graduating in 2017.


I enjoy telling stories through my drawing and use a variety of media, including a mix of traditional and digital techniques. I love using bright colours and drawing grumpy faces.


If you fancy working together, send me an email at katiemcottle@gmail.com, or fill in the form here.



First Place Batsford Prize children's book illustration 

  • Home Grown 2017

Highly Commended Macmillan Prize for Illustration 

  • Howard the House Pigeon 2015

  • Viva la Vida Vincent 2016

  • Home Grown 2017

'One to Watch' D&AD New Blood 2017

photo by Will Austin

photo by Will Austin