Kate Baylay


Finding Inspiration, Finding your style

Places I got inspiration from

How to get commissions

Book Commissions

The Olive Fairy Book


Get the character and style of handdrawn illustration and the precision and control o digital tools.

Personal Projects


Do you get paid for pitches, and at what points in longer projects do you get paid?

Different publishers have different policies, but you usually get 33% up front when you sign the contract and 66% when the project is done.

Where do you get references for your work?

Mostly just Google images. Don't spend too much time looking at one image though, just use them as reference to get things like architecture correct.

Not as much in the general industry, but I do keep in touch with people from my course. However, people in the industry are generally happy to help if you have questions.