Ana Carloto O’Shea
Ana was born in Portugal and moved to the UK in 2007. A maths graduate, she studied Applied Mathematics in “Universidade Autonoma de Lisboa”, Portugal, specialising in Operations Research. Ana also studied painting and drawing at the “Marchutz School of Fine Arts” in Aix-en-Provence, France.
She starting working mainly with oils but has since also worked extensively with dry pastels, pencils and watercolours. She aims to bring a little of “fine art flavour” to all her illustrations. Ana is also a keen photographer as well and enjoys high contrast imagery where light and shadows are always centre stage.
Ana has just finished working on Clare Nasir’s second book in the Cloud Academy Series, Steve the Stratus, and has been commissioned for the further books in the series.
Ana lives in Cheshire with her husband and son.
David Erdos is an Illustrator of the old school (pen,ink,pastel,watercolour,acrylic) who specialises in graphic novel, cartoon and fine illustration. His first forays into the genre started at aged 14 with the publication of his long running series LIKE A LAMB TO THE SLAUGHTER – in a series of fanzines and independent comics. His work was then exhibited across London and the Northeast of England and lead to a series of design commissions from INM Ltd.
David also works professionally as an actor, writer, director, stage designer and University lecturer. His commissions include Merseyside Maritime Musuem, Save the Children, Bristol City Council, The Cockpit Theatre, BAFTA and the BBC and Granada TV. David has over 200 professional credits as a Theatre and Film practitioner and is a published playwright and poet. He is a contributing editor to the International Times and the Artistic Director of King Antac. He is currently working alongside internationally renowned writer Heathcote Williams. David’s illustration work covers caricature to fine portraiture. He is committed to the notion of handmade craft. David lives, surrounded by books, cd’s, dvd’s, videos, tapes, pencils and pastels, in London.
David and Rudling House author Professor Dougal Jerram are old friends and their collaborative work Victor the Volcano (out Spring 2015) is the first in a new series about volcanoes for kids.
Lloyd is a freelance designer & creative director at Stuffagogo Clothing. He studied Graphic Communication at University College Northampton (which included a scholarship to Drexel University, Philadelphia) specialising in typography & screen printing.
He lives in the shires with his wife and two lively daughters. Lloyd talents extend to ‘keen’ cook, guerrilla rock scribe, photographer & history detective.
Lloyd and Rudling House author Mark Nasir share a passion for music. Their first collaboration together The Nosiest Band in the Land is an explosion of colour, fun story lines tinged with a little punk – all for the kids!
Jake has recently graduated from the University of Salford with a degree in graphic design. Although used to a more traditional form of design, he has begun experimenting with the illustration and crafting side, and is having great success. Jake prefers to illustrate digitally. However, his illustrations still have the free hand look and feel to them and this allows him to create a wide range of styles.
Jake was introduced to author Chris Horrocks while still at university. Working closely with Chris on his children’s book, Gregory the Greenfield Giant, Jake was able to bring the character to life with his beautiful illustrations. Gregory the Greenfield Giant was published by Rudling House in November 2014.
Jake also works as technical adviser for Rudling House overseeing their many projects.
Although only 22 years old he has a great knowledge of illustration and design and this keeps on growing! With a willingness to learn new styles and skills he is perfect to take on any job from start to finish. He is based in St Helens, Merseyside. Jake can be contacted to discuss a future project directly at email@example.com