Jill has many years of experience delivering creative, fun, informative and inspiring events, talks and workshops to people of all ages and it's become a part of her job that she absolutely loves!
In Scotland she is part of the Scottish Book Trust's amazing Live Literature programme which helps fund and support author events in communities all over the country. If you apply for and receive funding from this scheme be sure to check out Jill's Author profile and get in touch to discuss and hopefully arrange a visit!
If you are based elsewhere in the UK please check out Jill's page on Authorfy for examples of her events and an idea of rates for school visits and don't hesitate to drop her line!
Jill loves a book festival and if you'd like her to be part of your programme with one of her lively, fun and creative events involving
'The Sea' or 'The Picture Atlas' then email Jill directly or drop Bloomsbury Publishing a line to enquire about her availability.
Jill was a lecturer in Illustration at Edinburgh College of Art for 14 years and has presented and guest lectured at art colleges across the UK and beyond. Jill can deliver a beautifully illustrated talk about her work, practice and ideas, show real examples of sketchbooks and work in context along with setting creative and challenging projects that students enjoy enormously - so they say!
Get in touch if you'd like Jill to visit your college or university.
Finally, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, 2020 saw a huge pivot in how authors and illustrators connected with their audience. Jill can now also offer online events, via Zoom, Google Meet, Teams or a platform of your choice. These can involve book readings and drawing together, a studio tour, or a lecture with slideshow and Q&A sessions - for any age group! Jill has led successful online events with Borders Book Festival, UCLan Design Festival, various primary schools and Big Book Weekend... so, get in touch to discuss!
Jill is a member of The Association of Illustrators, The Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) and
the Society of Authors.