She / her
Melissa Castrillón is a freelance illustrator living in Ely near Cambridge, England. She grew up in a small town outside London and moved to Cambridge in 2006 to study illustration.
In 2009 she gained a first class honours degree in illustration and in 2014 she completed her masters in Children's Book illustration, both from the Cambridge School of Art.
With a particular passion for print, pattern and punchy colour combos, Melissa's work has lent itself to a wide range of projects, from textiles, book covers, anthologies, editorial and picture books.
Melissa's author/illustrated picture books include: Mighty Min (Alison Green Books), Can You Keep a Secret (Alison Green Books), and The Balcony (Paula Wiseman Books).
Her list of clients include: Chronicle Books, Walker Books, Simon & Schuster, Alison Green Books, Chicken House, Scholastic, Bonnier Books, Canns Down Press, Redcap Cards, Oxford Children's Books, Usborne, Bloomsbury, Templar, Topipittori, Deco, National Trust, Ohhdeer, Anthropologie, Picture Houses, and The Koestler Trust.