Marion Deuchars RDI

Years attended: 2020

Discipline: Writingillustration

British illustrator and author Marion Deuchars publishes beautifully illustrated children’s books and has created her own globally recognised style of hand lettering.

Graduating with a distinction from the Royal College of Art in 1981, Marion went on to co-form an art and design studio. Her output has seen projects that span across corporate literature, publishing, editorial, packaging, advertising, web, brand development, craft and interior design. Marion’s work with major design and advertising agencies include commercial clients Royal Mail Stamps, Carluccios and the Imperial War Museum, resulting in gold and silver awards at the Art Director’s Club New York and four D&AD pencils.

Her Let’s Make Some Great Art series of art activity books for Laurence King Publishing have won numerous awards and translated into 22 languages. She has also written and illustrated three picture books; Bob the Artist and Bob’s Blue Period, and Bob Goes Pop about a Blackbird who finds his true self through the power of art. Her latest book The Spots and the Dots, written by Helen Baugh, is published by Andersen Press in October 2020.

Born in Scotland, Marion now lives and works in North London. She is a member of the Alliance Graphique Internationale (AGI) and a Royal Designer for Industry (RDI).


Photograph by Tom Dunkley.