Phill Burrows is an illustrator working in educational publishing and advertising.
(He also does lots of little drawings to put into web pages.)
His illustrating skills were honed long, long ago when he taught English as a Foreign Language in France, Portugal and Hastings,
and accompanied each lesson with sketches on the board.
Worksheets were full of little cartoons and humour was always very important. Today he still likes a good laugh!
Having worked in London for Mary Glasgow Publications (Scholastic) as an editor, then designer/illustrator, Phill went freelance.
His artwork has since adorned coaches, been on yoghurt pots, café walls and posters. You may be looking at one right now. He also draws storyboards really quickly.
A flourishing partnership with the writer Mark Foster has resulted in eleven books, published by Oxford University Press and the Bodley Head. Phill has also illustrated other books for learning German, Italian, Spanish and French. (Phill is bilingual in French/English).
Most of his work is now produced digitally, so in reality it never exists! He uses Painter, Illustrator and Photoshop - everything is sent by email (although he still likes to use scratchy pens, torn paper and paint!).