Having always had a passion for drawing throughout her childhood, Ella chose to study an art & design diploma at Kingston Art College when she was 16.
At 18, she paused her artistic endeavours and focused on another of her lifelong passions at University - Music, where she gained a first class degree in Music Management at the London College of Music.
After graduating, she briefly worked for a major record label in the marketing department but quickly came to find out she wasn’t cut out for the world of suits and numbers and felt desperate to retreat to somewhere her imagination and stories could run free. After spending the following five years working in digital marketing, she decided she was ready to explore the possibility of doing what she loves for a living and give her illustrations life.
She picked up her pencils after a ten year hiatus and hasn’t put them down since. Her heart lies in creating art for children. Her style is influenced by strong shapes, simplicity & a large sprinkling of imagination. Ella draws with passion, texture and tiny details to create memorable picture books that will inspire & delight young readers.
Her illustrations may often appear simple, but always make sure to look out for the details she hides in them…a lot like life, there’s always magic to be found somewhere.