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Award winning Illustrator, designer and children’s book author Chris Haughton

Chris Haughton is an Irish illustrator and author living in London.

His debut book ‘A Bit Lost‘ was first published in English in September 2010. It has been translated into 27 languages and won 10 awards in 8 countries. In the UK it won Gold at the AOI ‘Best of British Illustration Awards 2010’. In Ireland it won the Bisto Children’s book of the year and the Eilís Dillon Award for Best Debut Book. In Holland it won the Dutch Picture Book of the Year 2012. In the US it won the Marion Vannette Ridgway award.

Oh No George’ came out in March 2012 and has been nominated for 5 awards in 4 countries including the Greenaway Medal and the Roald Dahl Funny award. ‘SHH! We have a plan’ came out in March 2014 and won the UK Association of Illustrators Award for best children’s book.

From children books to rugs, to games in AR and VR, prolific creator Chris Haughton’s work spans over a wide range of fields. He was listed in Time magazine’s ‘DESIGN 100’ for the work he has been doing for fair trade clothing company People Tree. In partnership with Node, Chris launched a line of Fairtrade rugs, alongside his “HatMonkey” plush toys, all made in Nepal.

Haughton has also been working on exciting extended reality projects like the iOS app, HatMonkey [2014], the virtual reality experience Little Earth [2017] and SCALE [prototype presented at the 2021 Festival of Curiosity, Ireland].


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