Karien with Chris Riddell

With a love for sketching, Karien uses her days to explore the wonderful and mystical worlds of dragons and witches, fairies and elves, and mystery and magic.
Inspired by authors who dabble in the magical, like JRR Tolkien, CS Lewis, JK Rowling and Chris Riddle, Karien decided to explore the world of Children’s illustrations and received her illustration Diploma with Distinction at the London Art College. She was also able to sharpen her skills by being tutored by Mark Mitchell, an acclaimed children’s illustrator in the USA.
Specialising in Graphic design, Character design, and Illustration, she has worked in the world of publishing for almost 8 years and is currently hard at work raising her own fairy while creating magic with pencils.

Oxford University Press
Pearson Publishers
Pan MacMillan
Christian Literature Fund
Lucky Lucy Foundation
Popcorn Girl Marketing
FLux Creative
University of Cape Town