Patrick Miller is a London-based children’s illustrator and character designer. He grew up on Norfolk’s windswept beaches and spent a childhood gobbling up comics, fairytales and cartoons - habits he’s glad he hasn’t lost.
He has had an eclectic career, from managing the UK’s first internet radio station in the 90’s to designing websites and publications for charities, whilst keeping countless sketchbooks along the way. Biting the bullet and taking courses at Central Saint Martins to hone his character design and life drawing in 2014, he then became a freelance illustrator and has steadily accumulated a healthy list of commissions and returning clients.
Most recently he has illustrated Warriors of Honour, a book of Icelandic Sagas, part of Michael Morpurgo’s Greatest Stories series for Oxford University Press, which will be published summer 2016 alongside another project with the same publisher. He has also created character illustrations for a Mandarin-English bilingual children’s nursery and continues to work on his own graphic novel about a very special young girl making her way home across the Siberian Tundra.
Patrick recently relocated to illustrate in China for a year with his food-writer wife. Alongside the commissions he facilitates regular art workshops with children and adults, sketches people whenever and wherever he can and researches the rich visual histories of China, Macau and Hong Kong.