Illustrators > Claire Powell
Life for Claire began in a cupboard under the stairs. Not as punishment like Harry Potter, it’s where she went to draw. Her parents sensing her love for drawing, turned the closet into an art den and it’s where Claire could always be found… until she got too big to fit that is.
Claire is now an illustrator, writer and designer who lives and works in London. She has spent several years as a design director in the world of channel rebranding working for clients such as Nickelodeon, BBC Three, CBBC and BBC One.
As a result of her broadcast experience Claire is very comfortable with narrative, pacing, storyboarding, movement, layout and composition. Claire has a tendency towards humour and bright, bold use of colour and she loves creating strong typographical layouts to help tell a story.
Claire has written, directed and animated a hand drawn short film called The Scapegoat which won Best Short Film at the British Animnation Awards 2015.
Have You Seen My Giraffe?, Simon & Schuster Children's UK, 2017