Fiona Woodcock is a London based illustrator and picture book author. After working in animation for many years, Fiona now specialises in picture books. Her debut book Hiding Heidi was nominated for the 2017 Kate Greenaway award and her books have been translated into 11 languages. Combining a love of storytelling, pattern, character design and hand drawn typography, she aims to communicate ideas and observations in the form of beautifully crafted books.
Fiona’s talk will cover the transition from animation to picture books, and detail the process of creating a book from the initial idea and development, right through to publication. Fiona’s presentation is part of the series of The Cass Hothouse Visual Communication talks, which feature leading industry creatives in the fields of illustration, graphic design and publishing. The talks are free and open to the public. Further information may also be found at @thecasshothouse.
The Cass Hothouse is an initiative in our visual communications area that enables dialogue between design education and industry. It is a space that sits outside of the curriculum, yet feeds into it. A place for students, staff, alumni and industry to explore the multi-faceted area of graphic design and illustration through partnered research and practice. It informs and evolves teaching and learning practice through ongoing dialogue, publishing and events.