Lillian completed a diploma in Graphic Design in 2014. The following year she began a degree in Natural History Illustration (scientific illustration) at the University of Newcastle, graduating in 2018. Lillian also took a course in children’s book design and illustration at Pumphouse Design School, Newcastle, and with these specialised skills she began work as a freelance designer and illustrator. 

Having a background in design for print and illustrating for print, Lillian is in a relatively unique position of being able to manage a broad range of creative projects from conception to finish.
She has produced informative signage illustrations and design for archaeological companies, non-fiction historical book illustrations, botanical illustrations, book design for catalogues, novels, biographies, e-publishing and more. 

While Lillian specialises in book design and illustration, she can put her skills to good use with other creative projects too, so feel free to contact her with your proposals. 

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2019 - Present

LinkedIn Learning, ongoing

Ebook Foundations, 2022
Designing a Book by Nigel French, 2022
Adobe XD for Designers, 2022UX
Foundations: Interaction Design, 2022
UX Design with Chris Nodder, 2022
Planning a Career in User Experience, 2021
Getting Started in User Experience, October 2019

2015 - 2018

Bachelor of Natural History Illustration, 2017 to 2019
University of Newcastle, graduating with Distinction average

• Human anatomy studies
• Animal anatomy studies
• Botanical illustration studies
• Infographic and informational imagery design
• Archaeological Illustration


Designing a Children’s Book, Pumphouse Design School, 2016

• Australian Book Design Industry standards
• Advanced layout design
• Children’s Book Industry standards (Australia)  

2012 - 2015

Diploma in Graphic Design, Newcastle TAFE, 2012 to 2015
Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign)

Constantly updating skills via online tutorials from LinkedIn Learning and Adobe subscription services.

Digital drawing and painting (Photoshop with Wacom) Traditional drawing skills

Traditional watercolour
Traditional graphite and coloured pencil

Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Illustrator
Adobe InDesign

The Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA)
(Vice president until 2022), ongoing general member

KidLitVic Conference, 2019, 2021

Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) Conference, 2018

The Loop

Life drawing


BIOMES Newcastle Museum, 2022


Watercolour botanical illustration accepted into the Botanica exhibition at the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, 2017.


Graphite botanical illustration accepted into the Botanica exhibition at the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, 2017.