Lydia Ripper is an art director and illustrator. She was born in Luton but now calls Brixton home. She studied graphic design at Nottingham Trent University and focused on children’s picture books for her final show. Asked to showcase her final year’s work at two graphic shows, she was headhunted to join the creative team at notonthehighstreet.com. Now she spends her time art directing by day and illustrating by night. She brings an inimitable sense of style to everything she does: from makeup artistry and face painting to fashion and hair modelling. She’s also set up a dedicated Instagram account as an outlet for her ‘compulsive doodling’.
The Ant’s Pants is her first illustrated book for children and it will be published by Orion, under the Early Readers Series, Summer 2018.