Freya Blackwood

Freya Blackwood is an illustrator of children’s books. Born in Edinburgh in 1975, Freya grew up in Orange in NSW, Australia. The daughter of a painter and an architect, she was encouraged to draw from a young age. She produced many illustrated books when at school but after completing a degree in Design (Visual Communications) at UTS she became interested in filmmaking. She worked for several years in the special effects industry in Sydney and in Wellington, New Zealand, before eventually returning to illustration.