About Us

We are Duck Egg Blue, better known to our friends and family as Craig and Kait, who met at uni studying graphic design in the late 1990s. We both left our student lives behind to work as in-house designers/illustrators; Craig went to LEGO Media, then Andromeda Children’s Books, before joining Kait at Orchard Toys in 2004 where she had worked since graduating. In 2006 we set up Duck Egg Blue; our very own partnership offering children’s illustration and design services on a freelance basis.

With many years’ experience of working in the children’s publishing and toy industries, we love to create lively, imaginative and unique illustration and design work for little people. We are more than happy to take on any part of a complete job ourselves, whether it be illustration, design or project management. We also offer a complete book packaging / development service for publishers and children’s games’ manufacturers, from initial concepts & planning, ideas and pencil sketches through to print-ready files, either using external editors and illustrators or our own resources. In short, we’re more than happy to tailor our level of involvement to fit your brief.

Duck Egg Blue’s Client List
Over the years we’ve enjoyed working with variety of companies on exciting projects for children including Lonely Planet Kids, Macmillan Children’s Books, Quarto Children’s Books, Parragon, Ladybird Books, Kingfisher Publications, Arcturus Publishing, QED Publishing, Igloo Books, Autumn Publishing, Argos/Chad Valley, Gibsons Games, Jumbo Games, Galt, Marks and Spencer, Clementoni and Mothercare/ELC.