About Owl & Cat

The creations of Owl & Cat are produced by children’s book illustrator, Esther Hall and began as a commercial outlet for Esther’s illustration work.

Esther studied Textile Design at degree level then went on to set up in business with her partner designing and making textiles and furniture for children.

A change in course took her on to study for an MA in Children’s Book Illustration, which led to being awarded Highly Commended in the Macmillan Prize 2008.

Esther’s work was also selected for the Illustrators Exhibition at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair in 2009.

The illustrations are created using lino print and are influenced by 1950s textiles and film posters. Amongst Esther’s current projects is a children’s picture book and text with Pan Macmillan.