My name is Rikin Parekh and I'm a Children's book Illustrator based in North West London. I also work as a Primary school Teaching Assistant which is hard work but extremely rewarding!
I studied at Camberwell College of Arts, then at the University of Westminster in Harrow. After graduating I freelanced as a Film Production Illustrator working mainly on monster movies.
I then decided I'd love to follow my first true love of picture books and turned my hand to children's publishing.
I'm an avid film buff, love collecting old comic book art, reading sci-fi and meditating. I also LOVE eating pizza...any time, any place!
My influences range from Jim Henson, Dr. Seuss, Sir Quentin Blake, Colin West, Val Biro, Judith Kerr, Kandinsky, Jimi Hendrix, Morgan Freeman and the great Chief Inspector Jacques Clouseau!