I am an illustrator, picturebook maker and designer from the Southwest of England. Currently based in Cambridge.

I’d love to hear about any projects – please email me at joe_lyward@hotmail.co.uk

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I create work for all ages and like to explore a broad range of ideas and approaches to picture book making.

I also work as a book designer and produce work for a variety of other illustration projects including editorial, public and packaging design.

I’m also available for giving talks and workshops.

If you’re interested in buying my work I have a shop HERE or alternatively you can contact me joe_lyward@hotmail.co.uk


Cambridge School of Art 

MA Children’s Book Illustration


Plymouth University 

BA hons Design: Illustration


La Mia Grande Famiglia – Topipittori, Italy, 2017

Man VS Maths – Aurum Press, U.K. 2016

Man VS Money – Aurum Press, U.K. 2016

This Is… Un Libro in Quattro Lingue – Topipittori, Italy, 2015

Awards & Exhibitions

D&AD Awards, Graphite Pencil winner, Sirene Magazine (Illustrator), 2016

V&A Illustration Awards nominee, 2012

AOI Images 36 Exhibition, Somerset House, London, 2012

Selected Clients

Topipittori, Milan

Aurum Press, London

Sailors Grave Brewing, VIC Australia

Okido Magazine, London

Sirene Magazine, Milan

4th Estate, London

Peninsula Arts Gallery, Plymouth

Plymouth City Museum, Plymouth