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I am a freelance illustrator and designer based in Sheffield, South Yorkshire. I especially love to draw characters, buildings, icons and food.

I combine a commercial eye with my quirky personality and whimsical humour to create pictures that make people smile. Having worked for several years in the giftware industry, for clients such as Sainsbury’s, Asda, Tesco and Waitrose, I left the world of greetings at the end of 2017. One of my dreams was to illustrate for book publishing, and I have since illustrated for Little, Brown Book Group and Hodder & Stoughton.

My time is also spent designing products and prints for my online shop and teaching one-to-one Photoshop lessons.

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

Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you are interested in collaborating - I am always excited to hear about new project ideas. 
You can email me at jd@josephinedellow.com or visit my contact page.


'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.'

- Commissioning Editor, 
Little, Brown Book Group
'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.'

- Senior Designer,
Hodder & Stoughton
'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.'

- Creative Director,
UK Greetings

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