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Claudia Pearson


Born in London, I moved to New York in 1994 where I’ve been illustrating ever since. My first children’s book, entitled Tribal Alphabet, was published in 2008 and it has won a Silver Moonbeam Award and The Stuart Brent Award for its contribution in promoting multicultural awareness in children’s literature. I now bring my 20 years of illustrating commercially to a range of products for the home. Inspired by my love of great food, I’ve created a collection of tea towels, aprons, totes, prints, greeting cards and books.

I create: illustrated and screen printed tea towels and wall art
I use: 100% flour sack cotton
Favorite local hangout: Aita, Dino’s, and Brooklyn Flea
Design should be: Simple