Fabi Santiago

Author, Illustrator & screen print artist.

Contact

Phone: [44] 7876 171755
Email: mail [at] fabisantiago.co.uk

Representation: Alice Williams Literary



About

I am an author and illustrator of children's books. I have an MA in Children's Book Illustration from the Cambridge School of Art (Anglia Ruskin), from where I graduated in 2014.

My debut title 'Tiger in a Tutu' was shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Book Prize and since then I've written and illustrated four other titles.

Screen printing is my media of choice for illustrating picture books. I work by hand and like it that my illustrations exist 'in the real world', but I'm always keen to experiment with different mediums and expand my art. My strengths are character driven storytelling, punchy colour palettes and funny and quirky characters.

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Education


Anglia Ruskin / Cambridge School of Art

MA Children's Book Illustration | 2012-2014 (Cambridge, UK)


SENAC

PG Dip Furniture Design | 2007-2008 (Sao Paulo, Brazil)


UFU / Universidade Federal de Uberlandia

BA (Hons) Interior Design | 2006 (Uberlandia, Brazil)


Experience


Author & illustrator of children's books

2014 - present


Clients: Orchard, Scholastic, Egmont


Recent titles:

Daisy and Bear (Scholastic, 2019)

I Really Want that Unicorn (Orchard, 2018)

Paws Off My Book (Scholastic, 2017)

Tiger in a Tutu (Orchard, 2016)


Selected Events


Emirates Airline Festival of Literature - Dubai, 2019

Greenwich Picturehouse Cinema - London, 2019

London Illustration Fair - London, 2018

Greenwich Book Festival - London, 2018

Dulwich Literary Festival - London, 2018


Awards


Waterstones Children's Book Prize 2017

Shortlisted

AOI (Association of Illustrators) 2014

Shortlisted

Macmillan Children's Book Prize 2013

Highly commended


Children's books

[Published and upcoming titles]


Tiger in a Tutu

Written and Illustrated by Fabi Santiago

Published by Orchard Books, 2016

I Really Want that Unicorn

Written and Illustrated by Fabi Santiago

Published by Orchard Books, 2018

Paws Off My Book

Written and Illustrated by Fabi Santiago

Published by Scholastic, 2017


Daisy and Bear

Written and Illustrated by Fabi Santiago

Published by Scholastic, 2019

My Pet T-Rex

Written and Illustrated by Fabi Santiago

Out in 2020, with Orchard Books

I'm currently working on two other picture book titles and illustrating an exciting new fiction series.

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