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© 2019 Richard Merritt

richard merritt

me, myself and i

Richard is a London born illustrator with over 15 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 Lincoln, Jack The Giant Slayer, The BFG and The Witches.

He was at the forefront of the recent adult colouring book trend, with best selling publications producing sales in excess of 650,000 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.

SELECTED CLIENTS

Warner Bros / Walt Disney Pictures / Dreamworks  

Penguin Random House / Walker Books / Hachette

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

Published books

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