Credit: Mindi Cooke for The Design Files

Credit: Mindi Cooke for The Design Files

Sophie Beer

Sophie Beer (née Blackhall-Cain) is an award-winning illustrator/author living in Brisbane, Australia.

She completed a dual degree in Law and Creative Industries with distinction at Queensland University of Technology but found the whole law thing unutterably dull and now works primarily in children's and editorial illustration. She is perpetually astounded that she has somehow hoodwinked people into paying her money to draw all day long. Revelling in colour, shape and texture, she lives by one simple rule: art should never be boring. 

When she's not illustrating and writing, she thinks a lot about plants, animals, music and books.  

Winner of the 2016 SCBWI Penguin/Random House Portfolio award



April 2018 - Naughty Pups! and Rainbow Pups! (Hardie Grant Egmont/Little Hare)

May 2018 - Love Makes a Family (Hardie Grant Egmont/Little Hare) (Out in the US with Penguin’s Dial Books for Young Readers)

July 2018 - Wren by Katrina Lehman (Scribe)

August 2018 - Amazing Australian Women by Pamela Freeman (Hachette)

May 2019 - Arthur and the Tiger (Penguin Random House)

June 2019 - Kindness Makes Us Strong ( (Hardie Grant Egmont/Little Hare) (Out in the US with Penguin’s Dial Books for Young Readers)


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I adore hearing about projects and am always up for collaborations!

Clients include: Google, Disney/Pixar, Clemenger BBDO, M&C Saatchi, Leo Burnett, The Guardian, The Boston Globe, the Sydney Opera House, ABC News, Reader's Digest, The Big Issue, 7-Eleven, and many more. 


Wanna work together?

For children's, publishing, fiction, educational or licensing enquiries, please contact my agent the Bright Agency

For Australian advertising enquiries, please contact my commercial agent:

The Jacky Winter Group

AU +61.(0)3.8060.9745

USA +1.646.797.2761

UK +44.20.8144.9874

If you have a job which doesn't fit into the above, use the form below and we can chat!

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