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richard merritt

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me, myself and i

Richard is a London born illustrator with 20 years experience in the business as both artist and formerly as an agent helping to nurture the careers of many other talented illustrators.

 

From his first commercial commission with The Times newspaper many moons ago, he hasn't looked back, working with some of the biggest names in the business! His body of work spans a broad section of the illustration world, from editorial, packaging design, games and education, to children's publishing, cover design, fashion and costume drawing for Hollywood blockbuster films such as Barbie, Indiana Jones, Pinocchio and The Witches.

He was at the forefront of the adult colouring book trend, and together with children books, he sold over 1.1million copies in over 30 countries worldwide... he even popped up on the BBC to talk about them! His children's books have also enjoyed success in both the UK and co-edition markets abroad.

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SELECTED CLIENTS

Warner Bros / Walt Disney Pictures / Universal Pictures 

 Dreamworks  / Netflix / HBO / Puffin

Penguin Random House / Walker Books 

 Hodder & Stoughton / Pat-A-Pake / Bonnier Zaffre 

Buster Books / Liontree / Little Tiger Press / Michael O'Mara 

 Cottage Door Press / Imagine That / Scandinavia Publishing 

 Quadrille / OUP / Hardie Grant / Storytime Magazine  

Baby Bug / National Geographic / Christophorus Verlag 

The Times / Cosmopolitan /  T3 / British Airways  

 Natural History Museum, London / Gamewright  

Waitrose / Sainsbury's 

Films as costume illustrator

Lincoln / Amblin /  2012

Jack The Giant Slayer / Warner Bros / 2013

The BFG / Dreamworks / 2016

The Witches / Warner Bros / 2020

Jurassic World 3: Dominion / Universal / 2022

Pinocchio / Disney / 2022

Indiana Jones 5 / Disney / 2023

Barbie / Warner Bros / 2023

The Killer / Netflix / 2023

Here / Miramax / 2024

The Regime / HBO max / 2024

Frankenstein / 2024

Wednesday / Netflix / 2024

Published books

The Robin Who Stole Christmas / Puffin / 2023

I am a Rainbow / Little Brown / 2023

Dinos Don't Give Up / Little Tiger / 2022

The Penguin Who Couldn't Dance / Little Hippo / 2022

The Jellyfish Who Lost its Glow / Little Hippo / 2022

The Elephant Who Couldn't Remember / Little Hippo / 2022

The Sheep Who Wouldn't Sleep / Little Hippo / 2022

Social Media Survival Guide / Usborne / 2022

The Fairy Dogmother / Little Tiger / 2021

What About Me Said the Flea / Buster Books / 2021

The Chameleon Who Couldn't Change / Little Hippo / 2021

The Bee Who Lost Her Buzz / Little Hippo / 2021

The Monkey Who Couldn't Hang / Little Hippo / 2021

The Tortoise Who Wasn't Slow / Little Hippo / 2021

See You Soonicorn / Imagine That / 2021

I Want to be a Doctor / Little Tiger / 2020

I Want to be a Teacher / Little Tiger / 2020

I Want to be a Ballerina / Little Tiger / 2020

I Want to be an Astronaut / Little Tiger /2020

I Want to be a Firefighter / Little Tiger / 2020

When I Grow Up I Want to Be... / Little Tiger / 2020

When I Grow Up I Want to Drive... / Little Tiger / 2020

The Dinosaur Department Store / Buster Books / 2019

Tutu Unicorn / Imagine That / 2019

Look and Learn Dinosaurs / Cottage Door Press / 2019

Potty Superstars / Pat-a-Cake / 2019

Flip Flap Friends: Fancy Dress / Pat-a-Cake / 2019

Flip Flap Friends: Mermicorns / Pat-a-Cake / 2018

The 3 Billy Goats Gruff / Pat-a-Cake / 2018

Peek & Play: Incy Wincy Spider / Pat-a-Cake / 2018

Peek & Play: Row, Row, Row Your Boat / Pat-a-Cake / 2018

Meet Panda & His Furry Friends in Creation / Scandinavia / 2017

Meet Bear & His Furry Friends in Noah's Ark / Scandinavia / 2017

Peek & Play: Hey Diddle Diddle / Pat-a-Cake / 2017

Peek & Play: The Wheels on the Bus / Pat-a-Cake / 2017

Peek & Play: Twinkle Twinkle Little Star / Pat-a-Cake / 2017

Peek & Play: Old MacDonald Had a Farm / Pat-a-Cake / 2017

The Labyrinth / Lom Art / 2017

Abenteuer Natur / Christophorus Verlag / 2017

Tierzauber / Christophorus Verlag / 2016

Relaxing Therapy Colouring Book / Michael O Mara / 2016

The Aquarium / Lom Art / 2016

The Aviary / Lom Art / 2016

The Menagerie / Lom Art / 2015

Colour Therapy Colouring Book / Michael O Mara / 2015

Creative Therapy Colouring Book / Michael O Mara / 2015

Art Therapy Colouring Book / Michael O Mara / 2015

Calming Therapy Colouring Book / Michael O Mara / 2015

The Neon Colouring Book / Buster Books / 2014

The Silhouette Colouring Book / Buster Books / 2013

The Midnight Colouring Book / Buster Books / 2012

The Liberty Book of Home Sewing / Quadrille / 2011

Where Are Santa's Pants? / Little Hare / 2010

Take a Hike / Little Hare / 2008

Shopping for Vintage / Quadrille / 2006

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