Lisa Stickley

Lisa Stickley is an award-winning designer, author and illustrator who started out life as a textile designer, training at Central Saint Martins and The Royal College of Art.

Soon after graduation in 1999 – from her bedroom back home – she founded her label Lisa Stickley and sold some of her very first products to Paul Smith, Designers Guild and the Cross. Her distinctive work led to collaborations worldwide with Burberry, Harrods, Liberty, Tate, Selfridges, Heals, John Lewis, Boots and Japanese stores including Ships, Hankyu & Isetan.

Lisa took a break from business in 2015 to have two little girls who have sparked her passion for writing and illustrating stories for children. Inspired by her daughter’s everyday musings, Lisa’s quirky tales are told from a fresh untainted view of the world with humour and charm and brought to life with her playful characters, joyful colour and distinctive patterns.

Lisa was nominated for the CILIP Carnegie & Kate Greenaway Award in 2018 for her children’s book My New Room and was a finalist in the Made for Mums awards for her book Handstand (both Pavilion Books). Her latest picture books include Bernard Makes A Splash! and The Wobbly Waitress (Tate Publishing).

Happily doodling onto paper and canvas, these days you can buy Lisa’s books, personalised portraits, original drawings, and paintings from her online shop. You can also ‘draw along’ with Lisa in her hugely popular Creative Doodling classes, live from her kitchen table via Zoom.

Most recently Lisa has collaborated with Dulwich Picture Gallery, London, creating a range of exclusive products based around its iconic building. The gallery also stocks her new Doodling Books and last year commissioned Lisa to make a bespoke DPG Doodling Book exclusively for the gallery.

In 2021 Lisa was privileged to create illustrations for a campaign with England footballer Marcus Rashford + Aldi UK in raising awareness of Child Food Poverty, and was delighted to be invited back last year to illustrate a second campaign with Rashford and team supporting literacy.