Klara Hawkins

Illustration has been a love of Klara’s ever since she was a child. The bedroom she shared with her sister had walls adorned with posters with fabulous illustrations and Klara was enraptured.

It was only when she was at art college that she realised Illustration was something you could do as a career. She then did a degree in illustration at Kingston University. Upon graduating she was lucky enough to land her dream job for a top UK greetings card company. There she worked as an in-house designer for over 15 years.

However Klara was yearning for more and left to start a career as a freelance Illustrator. Now in her fourth year of business her clients include - Selfridges, Harrods, John Lewis, Waitrose, Penguin Books, The BBC, The British Museum, Tigerprint, Hallmark, Marks and Spencer, Waterstones, Paperchase, Moonpig and Scribbler.

Originally from Lancashire, Klara is now based in Surrey. She lives with her husband and daughter. Most days she can be found at her desk happily drawing pictures.