Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara
Maria Isabel Sánchez Vegara, born in Barcelona, Spain, is a writer and creative director in constant search of new concepts for children’s books and the author of the multimillion-copy best-selling Little People, BIG DREAMS series of picture books that explore the lives of outstanding people. Working for more than fifteen years for clients in top advertising agencies, her books combine creativity with learning, aiming to establish a new and fresh relationship between children and pop culture.
Sue Downing lives and works in a little eco house in Newcastle upon Tyne with her husband and two children. She loves to draw, design and make things. Since leaving Edinburgh College of art in the late 1990’s, she has worked as an illustrator, a product/licensed character developer, and a designer and maker of jewellery, greetings cards and wrapping paper, and many other things. Sue‘s wide-ranging inspirations include knitted toys, Japanese design, Scandinavian Chic, Modernism, Dick Bruna and infographics. She‘s drawn to anything that is quirky, humorous and minimal in design, as reflected in her brilliant illustrations.