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Kate Leake is a freelance illustrator

(fully qualified doodler and colourer-in) based in sunny Stoke on Trent.


She studied Illustration for Children's Publishing at Glyndwr University and graduated in 2004 with a first class BA Hons.


Since then, she has been happily scribbling away in her studio Planet Pencil, illustrating numerous children's books and designs for greetings cards.  Her books have been read on CBeebies by the likes of Mark Lawrenson and Floella Benjamin!


Sometimes, Kate gets asked to work on other exciting projects like murals, posters and wedding invitations.


Her work features a combination of hand drawn and digital techniques, with a quirky, humorous style and a great attention to detail.





When not busy doodling, Kate likes playing the saxophone, going for lovely long walks or whipping up a giant fruit cake.


Kate lives with her super brainy husband, Alan, who knows a lot more about the ionosphere than she does!


Check out Kate's work on the illustrations page in the menu above or go to her contact page to view her official portfolio.