Cate James

Cate moved to Australia in 2015 from Scotland where she studied Printmaking and Illustration at Edinburgh College of Art. She is now living in the Northern Beaches of Sydney with her husband and her sausage dog Sebastian.

Cate is a full-time illustrator, and when she’s not drawing for children’s books, she likes to find different ways to be an artist. She was illustrator-in-residence at the Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Edinburgh, and now volunteers with ArtEx at the Sydney Children’s Hospital in Randwick, where she also exhibits her work.

Cate teaches art to primary-aged children as well as teaching printmaking to adults, and is a printmaking technician at UNSW.

She has illustrated over 25 books for publishers in the UK, US and Australia and was awarded the Penguin Random House Illustrators’ Showcase Award in 2019.