Author and Illustrator living in the UK. Titles include TS Eliot’s ‘Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats’, ‘The Whopper’ and the ‘Bob and Flo’ series.
Before landing in the world of publishing, I worked for many years as designer/illustrator and a motion graphics artist in the heart of Bloomsbury, London. Then, in 2013 I finally took a long awaited leap into making children’s books, when Oxford University Press acquired my first self-penned picture book ‘Bob and Flo - Hide and Seek’. I’ve never looked back!
My absolute passion is for picture books and I love working on texts by other authors as much as illustrating my own. During 2018 I began to experiment more with my illustrative style, which was really exciting.
I also run art workshops for children and adults, independently and for public events and festivals at The Guardian Education Centre, Little Liberty’s of London, The Royal Festival Hall, Barnes Children’s Literary Festival, Stroud Book Festival & Prema Arts.
Please feel free to get in touch with me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or via twitter.
Central Saint Martins MA Communication Design (Illustration)
Westminster University Illustration First Class BA (Hons)
Norwich School Of Art Foundation in Art & Design
Awards & News
Live action/animation feature film 2017 Optioned for The Whopper Rebecca Ashdown, Templar
Sheffield Book Award 2017 Shortlisted for Odd Socks Michelle Robinson, Andersen Press
Hillingdon Picture Book of the Year 2017 Shortlisted for Odd Socks Michelle Robinson, Andersen Press
The Society of Illustrators 2017 Selected for The Original Art Show for Even Fairies Fart Jennifer Stinson, HarperCollins USA
The Portsmouth Book Award 2016 Shortlisted for The Whopper, Templar
Kate Greenaway CILIP Award 2015 Shortlisted for Bob and Flo - hide and seek OUP
The Sheffield Children’s Book Award 2015 Shortlisted for Bob and Flo - the missing bucket, OUP
UK Faber & Faber : Templar : Andersen Press : Frances Lincoln/Otter-Barry Books : Oxford University Press : Rising Stars
US Houghton Mifflin Harcourt : HarperCollins : Candlewick Press : Random House : Little Bee : Holiday House : Kar-Ben : Sterling
Co-editions USA, Finland, Sweden, Norway, Korea, China, Italy, Australia and Turkey.
Books 2014 - 2019
Kugel for Hanukkah? Gretchen M Everin & Rebecca Ashdown, Kar-Ben Publishing USA 2019
A Gift for Grandpa Rebecca Ashdown, Rising Stars UK 2018
Vanya the Viking Rebecca Ashdown, Rising Stars UK 2018
How to Train the Perfect Parents Rebecca Ashdown, Templar UK 2018
Even Fairies Fart Jennifer Stinson & Rebecca Ashdown, HarperCollins USA 2017
Wally Wants to Hug Barbara Joosse & Rebecca Ashdown, Little Bee USA 2017
Zoo Boy and the Jewel Thieves Sophie Thompson & Rebecca Ashdown, Faber & Faber UK 2017
Seed Mix Rebecca Ashdown, Rising Stars UK 2017
Bob and Flo - Hide and Seek Rebecca Ashdown OUP, UK 2016
Odd Socks Michelle Robinson & Rebecca Ashdown, Andersen Press UK 2016
The Glump and the Peeble Wendy Meddour & Rebecca Ashdown, Frances Lincoln UK 2016
The Whopper Rebecca Ashdown, Templar UK 2015
Zoo Boy Sophie Thompson & Rebecca Ashdown, Faber & Faber UK 2015
Bob and Flo - The Missing Bucket Rebecca Ashdown, OUP UK 2014
How the Library (NOT the Prince) Saved Rapunzel Wendy Meddour & Rebecca Ashdown, Frances Lincoln UK 2014
Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats TS Eliot & Rebecca Ashdown, Faber & Faber UK 2014