Kasia Matyjaszek

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Kasia is an Edinburgh-based illustrator, and a graduate of Edinburgh College of Art where she now teaches.

She gave up buildings for books – she is a qualified architect – with the publication of her debut picture book, I Am a Very Clever Cat, the idea of which grew from Stockton, a manic knitting cat, an illustration she completed while on the Picture Hooks programme.

She experiments with various media and loves the mess of mark-making.


To create the illustrations for The Fourth Bonniest Baby in Dundee – a delightful story by Michelle Sloan – she made lots of paint splats by standing on her desk and dropping ink onto a piece of paper on the floor! (Well, the story is about a very messy baby, after all…)



Kasia is a popular visitor to schools and libraries, and loves events in which she can share the bounce and humour of her books with young readers.

These now include Molly Rogers: Pirate Girl – a story by Cornelia Funke and I Am Actually a Penguin – a story by Sean Taylor.


Some examples of Kasia’s illustrations


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