Christiane Engel

Christiane Engel is a freelance illustrator based in London. Born in Germany, she moved to England to complete her animation/illustration degree. Christiane has illustrated many picture books.


What was your favorite book when you were a child?

Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren
William Kurelek’s A Prairie Boy’s Winter/Summer
Ali Mitgutsch’s picture books

Why did you want to become an author or illustrator?

I like combining text and images and telling stories through pictures, whether it’s illustrating someone else’s text or my own. The best part is coming up with a visualization of the characters and the world they live in.