Emily Rand is a British illustrator and author based in London.  She studied at Camberwell College of Arts and then at the London College of Communication, graduating in 2008 with a BA in Illustration.   

Emily then worked in arts education, leading workshops in galleries and schools with children and young people, meanwhile working in the bookshop at the Serpentine Gallery. It was during this time that Emily started to write and create books of her own, marrying the inspiration from the beautiful art books at the bookshop and the children she was working with.  The illustrations from Emily’s first self-published book were shortlisted for the Illustrators Exhibition at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair in 2012, and shortly after A Dog Day was published by Tate in 2014. 

Her second children's picture book In the Darkness of the Night was published by Tate in 2017.  Emily’s illustrations are created using a variety of materials including collage and hand -drawn elements and are often characterised by her distinct use of pattern and flat perspective.

She lives in East London with her partner and daughter.

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