Liz Pichon studied graphic design and has worked as an art director in the music industry. She has written and illustrated a number of picture books. Liz is married with three children and lives in Brighton.
When Liz was little, she loved to draw, paint and make things. Her mum used to say she was very good at making a mess (which is still true today!).
She kept drawing and went to art school, where she earned a degree in graphic design. She worked as a designer and art director in the music industry, and her freelance work has appeared on a wide variety of products.
Liz is the author-illustrator of several picture books. Tom Gates is the first series of books she has written and illustrated for older children. They have won several prestigious awards, including the Roald Dahl Runny Prize, the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize, and the Blue Peter Book Award. The books have been translated into forty-one languages worldwide.