ABOUT ORANGE BEAK

Orange Beak Studio was founded in 2017. We are award-winning illustrators, designers and picturebook makers who offer one-to-one tutorials, mentoring, portfolio surgeries, events and varied workshops.

Orange Beak Studio was founded from a desire to work closely with illustrators, to share knowledge and offer insight and encouragement for creatives, outside of the university setting. Orange Beak tutors have varied and complementary skills and we are all practicing specialists in their fields, with teaching experience at post graduate level.


We work with clients at all stages of their development, from beginners looking to enter the illustration world, to students, graduates and established illustrators hoping to refine their practice. Our working ethos is to support and enable creatively ambitious clients to move forward with their goals.

 

We give people time, honest and constructive feedback, and guidance.

our tutors

ABOUT ORANGE BEAK

Orange Beak Studio was founded in 2017. We are award-winning illustrators, designers and picturebook makers who offer one-to-one tutorials, mentoring, portfolio surgeries, events and varied workshops.

Orange Beak Studio was founded from a desire to work closely with illustrators, to share knowledge and offer insight and encouragement for creatives, outside of the university setting. Orange Beak tutors have varied and complementary skills and we are all practicing specialists in their fields, with teaching experience at post graduate level.


We work with clients at all stages of their development, from beginners looking to enter the illustration world, to students, graduates and established illustrators hoping to refine their practice. Our working ethos is to support and enable creatively ambitious clients to move forward with their goals.

 

We give people time, honest and constructive feedback, and guidance.

our TEAM

Maisie paradise shearring

CO-FOUNDER

Maisie Paradise Shearring is an international award-winning and published illustrator. In 2015, Maisie received the Bologna International Illustrators Award in recognition for her graphic novel, Susan's School Days. Her first picturebook, The Happy Prince has been nominated for the 2017 Bratislava Biennial of Illustration. Maisie has a broad portfolio of work. Maisie's books include, I'm Actually Really Grown-Up Now and Anna & Otis, both published by Two Hoots Books. Maisie has also recently illustrated, The Boy Who Loved Everyone, a picture book story written by Jane Porter and published by Walker Books. Maisie is a lecturer on the MA in Children's Book Illustration at Cambridge School of Art. 
 

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NESS WOOD

CO-FOUNDER

Ness Wood is an award-winning book designer and art director and she has worked for many major publishers. She teaches publishing at University of Central Lancashire and has taught on the Illustration MA course at Goldsmiths, University of London and Design History at the University of Brighton. Her wide-ranging accomplishments in practical design plus as a published author with qualifications in design history serve as a solid foundation for all her work. She is known for her encouraging, straight-forward and collaborative approach with illustrators and students. In 2018 Ness Wood and Pam Smy were the winners of the British Design and production Awards in the Graphic Novel Category 2018.

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ALICE CORRIE

EDITORIAL ASSOCIATE

Alice Corrie is an editor, specialising in picture books and heavily-illustrated fiction, with eighteen years' experience. She has worked with many amazing and creative people and learned a broad range of skills from nurturing writing and illustration talent right through to contract negotiation and publishing strategy. She began her career at Random House Children's books (now Penguin Random House) and since 2010 has been a freelance editor, writer and project manager, working with many clients, including David Fickling Books, Egmont, Templar and Ivy Kids as well as private clients.

ADMINISTRATOR

tony lee

Tony Lee is an experienced administrator having worked extensively in the academic and arts sectors. He spent over ten years with the University of Manchester as a programme administrator in various Faculties, including Humanities, Health and Engineering. He previously worked in the arts industry, managing box offices in both the subsidised and commercial sectors, including London’s West End. For the last ten years he has been independently researching the history of the television programme, This Is Your Life.

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