Annabel always knew she wanted to grow up to be an artist. Nothing makes her more excited than a pile of paper and a seriously sharp pencil. She has a passion for picture books, and loves creating characters.
Annabel’s style is bright, bold and full of colourful fun. She uses her experience as a surface pattern designer to bring lots of texture, layers and patterns into her work, and has illustrated everything from Children’s books and maps to greeting cards and packaging.
Clients include Simon & Schuster, BabLit-Gibbs Smith, Clarks shoes and UK Greetings.
Annabel lives in the beautiful Somerset countryside with her husband and a house full of muddy boys and dogs.
‘In the follow-up to ‘How to Be Extraordinary”, Sirdeshpande and Tempest turn their attention from the individual to collective action, showcasing 15 true stories made possible by teamwork. Big issues including the move to end slavery in the British Empire, and the campaigns for votes for women and marriage equality, sit alongside quirkier, lesser-known movements such as Estonia’s Singing Revolutions. The campaign to eradicate poliofeels particularly timely. Vibrant, uplifting and full of hope.” - The Bookseller’s review of ‘How to Change the World’, written by Rashmi Sirdeshpande, published by Puffin.