For those Tumblr peeps who are not also my twitter peeps (if not, I’m @timmy_parker), a quick update to say I won the Puffin Children’s Prize at the Penguin Design Awards! Very exciting, I get to go and work at Penguin & Puffin for a month later in the year (though hopefully much longer if I get on well - dream job!)
A great part of the award was professional feedback from the lovely AD Anna Bilson, to give us the opportunity to change the work and make it more professional and saleable. It was great being treated as an illustrator as opposed to a student illustrator, and get full critique. Harsh but fair, just how I like it.
It’s a total dream, everyone was super lovely, and there were some wonderful covers there. I met a lot of great illustrators and the design team I’ll be working with who are incredible.
It’s a very nice feeling.