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Hello, I’m Josephine Dellow, a freelance Illustrator based in Sheffield, South Yorkshire.

I draw pictures to make people smile, combining my experience in commercial design with my quirky ideas and whimsical humour. It was a dream come true when I got my first book illustration job a few years ago and I have since worked for a variety of publishers, including HarperCollins, Hodder & Stoughton, Little Brown Book Group, BBC and the NHS.

I started my illustration career in the greetings card industry, before leaving employment to take my business full time in 2018. My days are spent illustrating for books, online content, murals, personal commissions and running my online shop where I sell prints and gifts, much inspired by my surroundings in Sheffield. 

I studied BA (hons) Illustration at The University of Huddersfield
and MA Children's Book Illustration at The University of Central Lancashire.

I am always excited to hear about new project ideas. 
You can email me at jd@josephinedellow.com or visit my contact page.

Previous Clients Include:




TESTIMONIALS


‘Josephine came to visit Hachette in July and it was great to meet her and look through her beautiful portfolio. Her style perfectly fit a brief I had and we quickly began working together. It’s been a pleasure, Josephine delivered  great visuals from roughs stage through to final, always echoing the brief and any feedback given, and communication was great throughout. We now have a beautiful book cover design that is loved by our publishing team and the author. I look forward to working with Josephine again in the future.’

- Joanne, Senior Designer
Hodder & Stoughton


‘It was an absolute pleasure to work with Josephine on two activity books. Her illustration work is just amazing (that’s an understatement!) and her work ethic is incredible. She was always quick to respond to emails, she stuck to deadlines and timelines, she completed tasks to the highest of standards, went above and beyond to get everything done, and was extremely lovely to email and communicate with. I would highly recommend working with Josephine on any project, big or small, and hope to do so again in the near future myself.’

- Hannah, Editor
Upside Down Books

'Josephine was a pleasure to work with. She was friendly, communicative and happy to take direction. She answered the brief perfectly and within a tight deadline. I would not hesitate to hire her again and recommend her to others.'

- Anna, Commissioning Editor
Little, Brown Book Group
‘We chose to hire Josephine as she had done a doodle of our of our events as part of her lovely doodle diary. After seeing more of her work at a sharing we absolutely loved her style and felt her aesthetic fit our company perfectly. She bought our vision to life exactly as we had imagined with so much character, charm and attention to detail, happily making the file adaptable for future usage. Cannot reccomend this talented woman enough, thank you so much again Josephine!’

- Megan
Girl Gang Sheffield/ Manchester
'Josephine is a very talented illustrator.
Her work has lots of personality and interesting detail bringing the characters and scenes to life. Josephine always delivered to deadlines and met any amends with a willing enthusiasm which is a great quality in a busy studio environment. I would definitely recommend working with Josephine.'


- Amera, Creative Director
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