Rachael Dean is a UK based freelance illustrator, who lives on the coast near Liverpool. She studied Graphic Design and Illustration at Liverpool John Moore’s University, and graduated in 2017 with a First Class Honours degree.
Rachael works traditionally painting images which are vividly rich and bold. She has a penchant for pattern but her real passion lies in the outdoors and travelling. She loves to gather inspiration from beautiful scenes of nature, which is often reflected in her work.
Rachael has created illustrations for middle grade fiction as well as picture books and was recently selected to illustrate Dame Jacqueline Wilson’s new titles which she described as her ‘proudest achievement’.
Rachael's clients include Harper Collins Children's Books, Penguin Random House US, Egmont Publishing, Nosy Crow, Andersen Press, Penguin Random House UK, Macmillan Children's Books, and Barrington Stoke.