This is me. I’m a children’s book illustrator/author based in Melbourne, Australia and I’m looking nervously at the little girl on the right, as this is what I become when I can’t draw – cranky and clumsy. I work from a small studio at home, full of books, plants and IKEA shelving. I am not very good at getting my photo taken, even when it IS a “good hair day”.

Clients include

Scholastic; Harper Collins; Omnibus Books; Five Mile Press; Lothian Hachette; Walker Books


Say hello here:

For book-related work, I’m represented by Curtis Brown Australia:

I try to tweet now and again @lucindagifford

Picture Books & Early Readers

The Cat Wants Custard, written by P Crumble and published by Scholastic, July 2016
Chook Doolan series, written by James Roy and published by Walker Books, April 2016
Space Alien at Planet Dad, written and illustrated by Lucinda Gifford and published by Scholastic, February 2016
Arthur and the Curiosity, written and illustrated by Lucinda Gifford and published by Five Mile Press, February 2016
Frankie and Finn, written by Klay and Mark Lamprell and published by Lothian Hachette, August 2015
The Witch’s Britches, written by P Crumble and published by Scholastic, September 2015
One More Friend, written by Bill Condon and published by Omnibus, April 2016


The Fourteenth Summer of Angus Jack, written by Jen Storer and published by Harper Collins, September 2015


I have a great idea for a picture book – could you illustrate it?
Publishers tend to like to pair authors up with illustrators themselves. However, if you have any children’s book enquiries, please do contact me through my agent Curtis Brown and we’ll get back to you.

I’m an aspiring illustrator – can you give me any tips?
Yes – at least, I can pass on lessons learned so far… Drop me an email on moi(at) and I’ll try to get back to you soon as reasonably possible.