This is the web home of ALISON MURRAY illustrator and author

I grew up in Lanarkshire near Glasgow and studied Textile Design at Glasgow School of Art. After graduating I moved to London where I did a variety of jobs including selling books for Waterstones and designing rugs for Habitat. I went back to university to study design for interactive media then co-founded a successful interactive media company based in Shoreditch. When the company was sold to an FT500 company, I moved back to Scotland with my family. I now mainly work as an illustrator and author of picture books but still dabble with interactive media and web design.

I am represented by Lucy Juckes at Jenny Brown Associates

Events and Residencies
Turnberry Children’s Book Event, Ayrshire
Lit Up Festival of Reading, Renfrewshire
Aye Write Glasgow Book Festival
Tales for Tots West Dunbartonshire
Edinburgh International Book Festival RBS Story Box
Scottish Book Trust / Home Start Early Years Writer in Residence.
Wigtown Book Festival Event
Dundee Book Festival Event
School workshops around Stirling

Recognition for Books
Apple Pie ABC Shortlisted for the Scottish Children’s Book Award
One, Two, That’s My Shoe Longlisted for the UK Literary Association Award
Books For Keeps Rising Talent
Apple Pie ABC Longlisted for the UK Literary Association Award
Apple Pie ABC selected as an honour book for the US Charlotte Zolotow award

Education
Middlesex University
MA Design for Interactive Media.

Middlesex University
PGCE Art & Design

Glasgow School of Art
Ba Hons Design Printed Textiles 1st class award.