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BEC BARNES       @becbarnes72      +44 (0) 7734 794730 


I have loved drawing all my life and my childhood ambition was to be an illustrator. In my work as a Primary school teacher, and in the toy and games industry as a product developer, I applied my drawing skills in as many ways as I could find. Eventually, having built a client base, I was able to become a freelance illustrator, working across commercial and educational publishing for over ten years. Being entirely self-taught, I decided to apply to the BA Illustration course at CSA, which I gained with first class honours in 2015.

The decision to continue at CSA on the Masters course was born out of a desire to develop my work further and apply my experiences as an illustrator, teacher and mum to making books that both children and adults will enjoy sharing. I am really excited to discover where my illustration journey will take me next.

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From "How to Calm a Llama and other useful tips"

From "How to Calm a Llama and other useful tips"

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