I am a freelance illustrator based in Norwich. I’ve worked as an in house designer in both publishing and design companies, but for the past eight years I have been freelance (www.fionagowen.co.uk), specialising in illustrated maps. I work with clients such as the National Trust, Natural England, design agencies and museums.

Non-fiction books have always fascinated me, while studying the Childrens book illustration MA at Cambridge school of art, I have enjoyed exploring ways to communicate non fiction subjects. I’m inspired by the forgotten, the misunderstood and unusual; and enjoy creating quirky characters in order to highlight their stories.

I came second place In the 2020 Carmelite prize and have recently been exploring ways of working using a combination of ink, pencil, printmaking, collage and digital, enjoying the freedom it has given me to play with artwork.

When not working, I love to escape to remote places in the campervan, to explore with my husband and dog.
Sign up to my newsletter to receive updates on my work, new projects, upcoming exhibitions, new products and access to free downloads and resources. 
Newsletters will go out every couple of months.
Back to Top