Katie Cleminson gained her foundation diploma in Art and Design at Falmouth College. She went on to study Illustration for Children's Publishing at the North Wales School of Art, where she graduated with a First in the summer of 2007.
Katie works with inks, charcoal and Photoshop and loves the work of Lane Smith and Jackson Pollock. She's drawn to nostalgic items like gramophones, typewriters, pipes and bowler hats, which sometimes turn up in her work.
In 2009 Katie won the Best Emerging Illustrator in the Book Trust Early Years Awards for Box of Tricks (Red Fox).
She was chosen for a BookTrust Best New Illustrators Award in 2011.