Jan McCafferty studied BA Hons in Graphic Design and an MA in Illustration at Central England University, Birmingham, graduating in 1994.
She worked for Usborne Publishing as a graphic designer for five years, before deciding to travel the world for six months in 1999. She now lives with her teacher-husband Steve and two daughters in Manchester. Recently she invested in a padlock for her studio door to stop tiny hands 'helping' to rearrange her paints.
Jan works digitally and in more traditional inks and watercolours. Recent picture books projects include Pirate Small in Big Trouble for Oxford Children's Books, a series of twelve Oliver Moon books for Usborne Publishing and her wonderful picture book Monsters Not Allowed (Scholastic Children's Books).
Jan loves to collect picture books and when she has more free time she hopes to continue her interests in yoga and karate, but until then she will doodle and munch on chocolate!
Cambridge University Press
Caterpillar Books Ltd
Hodder Children's Books
Little Tiger Press
Oxford University Press