Gillian Gamble is an author and illustrator from Dundee, Scotland, where she grew up being inspired by its creativity, design innovation and lion-hearted women.  She is a self-taught artist who loves big adventures, deep questions and vivid colours and loves lying outside looking up at the clouds or stars and wondering what it's all about. 

She now lives and works in beautiful County Durham with her husband and two little girls where she doodles and helps runs a social enterprise called Our Story getting children interested in picture books by helping them make their own.

If you'd like to get in touch about a project, particularly if it's an exciting picture book project, you can email 


MA University of St Andrews


  • BBC Rotary Young Citizen of the Year
  • Realworld Entrepreneur of the Year
  • Fellow of the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust (Churchill Medal)
  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts
  • Unltd Social Enterprise Fellow
  • Graduate of the School for Social Entrepreneurs
  • Cultural Enterprise Office 'Starter for 6' Finalist
  • Santander Spark Award

Select Clients

  • BBC
  • Vogue
  • The Auckland Project
  • Oasis
  • University of St Andrews
  • Cartographie Press
  • Watchfire Media
  • Invite Magazine
  • Scottish School of Contemporary Dance
  • Tea People