Mark Chambers, BA (Hons) Illustration, 2003


Graduate Mark Chambers is an author and illustrator of children’s picture books and young fiction. He studied BA (Hons) Illustration at the University of Lincoln and has since gone on to be represented by the London and New York illustration agency, Bright Group International.

In 2017 Mark was shortlisted for the AOI World Illustration Awards and in 2013, The Roald Dahl Funny Prize. In the same year he went on to win the Sheffield Children’s Picture Book Award and was also highly commended in the young fiction category.  Mark has seen his illustrations come to life on CITV’s Bookaboo, a show that uses both filmed narration and animation to teach children about the wonders of reading and also at ZSL London Zoo, when he was asked to redesign the new children's zoo, Animal Adventure.

Some of Mark’s recent work includes the picture book Spider! written by the Gavin and Stacey star, Alison Steadman and he had the opportunity to paint one of the Wild in Art Lincoln Knights Trail sculptures seen around the city, entitled Knight Time.

Mark said: “Being an Illustrator offers plenty of variety and is great fun .This year for example as well as my commissioned picture books I've been painting sculptures, animating book trailers and designing billboards. I'm currently working on my next couple of picture book texts too so there's always plenty to be getting on with.”

When asked if he has any words of wisdom for recent graduates Mark says: “Continue to experiment and keep day you'll make that vital breakthrough and it will be worth all that hard work you've put in!”


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