James Croft was born in Yorkshire and graduated from Wolverhampton University with a first in Illustration. He now works as a full-time children’s book illustrator and artist and lives in Sheffield with his wife and two young daughters. James mostly works with acrylic and oil paint, but really enjoys experimenting with different materials and media, something which he often finds the most rewarding when working with young people. He has conducted many workshop sessions and young people’s imagination and creativity never ceases to amaze him. James has had more than 30 books published to date and has worked for dozens of clients including Aardman Animation, Marks and Spencers, BBC and Saatchi and Saatchi.