Longer official bio

Kylie Howarth - Author & Illustrator

 

Author Bio

Kylie Howarth is an author and illustrator from Perth, Western Australia. 
She was raised in the country along side her brother, dog, sheep, several orphaned kangaroos and one very cheeky echidna. 

Her obsession with animals also extends underwater as she has braved lionfish in Egypt, piranha and pink dolphins in the Amazon, marine iguanas and hammerhead sharks in The Galapagos Islands and swam with whale sharks and manta rays at Ningaloo, Western Australia.

Kylie is also the super-fun mum of two adventurous young children. The textures in her book illustrations are created during their backyard art sessions. 

 

Qualifications

2001 Bachelor of Arts (Design & Illustration)  
Curtin University - Western Australia

1998 Completed 1 Year  - Secondary Teaching - Edith Cowan University
Major: English literature, Minor: Physical Education

1997 Certificate of Veterinary Nursing
Bentley Tafe - Western Australia

 

PUBLIcations

2015: 'FISH JAM' Written & Illustrated by Kylie Howarth
Published in Australia by The Five Mile Press (Bonnier Publishing Group)
Published in The U.S. by Little Bee Books
'LE POISSON JAZZ' Translated and Published in France by Piccolia

2016: 'CHIP' Written & Illustrated by Kylie Howarth
Published in Australia by The Five Mile Press (Bonnier Publishing Group)

2017: '1, 2, PIRATE STEW' Written & Illustrated by Kylie Howarth
Published in Australia by The Five Mile Press (Bonnier Publishing Group)  

 

AWARDS

2017 SHORTLISTING - Children's Book Council of Australia
Chip - For The Book of The Year: Early Childhood

2017 SHORTLISTING - West Australian Young Readers' Book Award
Fish Jam

2017 SHORTLISTING - Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year
1, 2, Pirate Stew

2016 SHORTLISTING -  Children's Book Council of Australia
Crichton Award for New Illustrators
Fish Jam - Written & illustrated by Kylie Howarth

2009 WINNER - BEST DESIGN & PACKAGING - WINE CATEGORY
DRINKS BUSINESS AWARDS - LONDON
Design studio: Barlow Doherty

2001 WINNER - Best Folio Graduation Award
2001 WINNER - Best Project Graduation Award
Curtin University - Western Australia

 

Professional Membership

2017 - Social Media Coordinator - SCBWI Australia West
2014 - Present: member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators
2015 - Present: member of the Children’s Book Council of Australia WA Branch
2015 - Present: member of the Australian Society of Authors

 

Festivals & EVENTS (SPEAKER)

2017
Perth Writers’ Festival (Perth International Arts Festival) Western Australia
HeARTlines Children's Literature Festival, Mundaring, Western Australia
Armadale Writers' Festival, Armadale, Western Australia
Little Feet Festival 2017 - City of Joondalup 

2016
Asian Festival of Children's Content, Singapore
The Reading Hour, Cambridge Library, Western Australia
NANOWRIMO, Write Along the Highway, City of Kwinana Library, Western Australia
Children's Book Council of Australia -  Book Week, Western Australia
Write-a-Book-in-a-Day competition - Judge, Western Australia
Bonjour Perth French Festival, Western Australia

2015
Children's Book Council of Australia -  Book Week, Western Australia
HeARTlines Children’s Literature Festival, Mundaring, Western Australia
Write-a-Book-in-a-Day competition - Judge, Western Australia

 

EXHIBITIONS

2017
1, 2, Pirate Stew - An Exhibition. State Library of Western Australia
Chip - Kylie Howarth. The Literature Centre, Western Australia
HeARTlines Children's Literature Festival - Group exhibition. Western Australia

2016
Asian Festival of Children's Content, Book Illustrators Exhibition. Singapore

2010 - 2017 Artworks sold and exhibited in group exhibitions including: Cossack Art Award, Perth Royal Show Art Exhibition, Mosman Park Art Awards, Churchlands SHS Art Exhibition, City of Busselton Art Awards, Visual Arts Expo Perth.

 

Employment

2010 - CURRENT: Graphic Designer & Illustrator / Own Business  
Kylie Howarth - Western Australia

2008 - 2010: Freelance Designer & Illustrator
Barlow Doherty – London

2008 – 2009: Freelance Designer & Illustrator
Pearlfisher - London

2002 - 2007: Graphic Designer & Illustrator
Linear Design, Braincells & Turner Design - Western Australia

1998 - 2000: Veterinary Nurse & Receptionist
Riverton Rossmoyne Veterinary Clinic - Western Australia