Sue Downing

Sue Downing lives and works in a little Eco-house in Newcastle upon Tyne with her husband, two children and a one-eyed cat called Martha. Since leaving Edinburgh College of art in the late 1990’s, Sue has worked in-house, on a freelance basis, as a book illustrator, product/licensed character developer, a designer/maker for jewellery, greetings cards and wrapping paper. Her inspirations are many – from knitted toys, Japanese design, and Scandinavian Chic to Modernism, Dick Bruna and Info graphics. Sue is drawn to anything that is quirky, humorous and minimal in design, which is reflected in her illustrations.

Sue is the author and illustrator of ‘Circus Mum’ a humorous and clever book highlighting how much each mum has to juggle every day!

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Published Books

  • Circus Mum – Sellers Production
  • Look, Look! Baby Animal Friends – Bloomsbury
  • Cheap, Cheap! Baby Animal Friends – Bloomsbury
  • We Are Friends: In The Sky – DK Books
  • We Are Friends: At Home – DK Books
  • We Are Friends: In The Forest – DK Books
  • We Are Friends: Under The Sea – DK Books