Derek Brazell

Projects Manager, Writer

London, United Kingdom
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Projects credited in

About me

Writer and illustrator, Derek Brazell’s recent book on business for illustrators, Becoming A Successful Illustrator (2013), was co-authored with Jo Davies, and their latest book Understanding Illustration was published by Bloomsbury in 2014. Their first book, Making Great Illustration discussed illustrators process with 30 artists at the top of their profession. As an illustrator, Derek produced images for magazines, design work and a string of successful picture books for children, including his first picture book Cleversticks, published in 1992 and still in print, and most recently Grandma’s Saturday Soup for Mantra Lingua. As Projects Manager at the Association of Illustrators he is publisher of Varoom magazine for the organisation, as well as contributing as Reportage editor, and works on the AOI’s campaigning for illustrators rights. He sits on the Creators Rights Alliance and the British Copyright Council, as well as the European Illustrators Forum.


  • Writing
  • Drawing
  • Author
  • Editorial
  • Illustration
  • Project Management
  • Reviewer

People I’ve worked with

Companies I’ve worked with

  • Association of Illustrators (AOI)

    Association of Illustrators (AOI)

    • Design
  • V

    Varoom illustration magazine

    Work history


    Jul 2003
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Full Time