Hello! My name is Cé Simonis.
I am an illustrator. I write and draw picture books and graphic novels for kids and adults.

My work has received several prizes and awards. My graphic short story 'The Return' was shortlisted for the World Illustration Awards 2021. I was artist in residence at Inspace (the University of Edinburgh) in 2020 and Planet Labs (Berlin) in 2021.
I have taught illustration in many institutions including Edinburgh College of Art and the National Museum of Scotland.

My stories are usually grounded in the natural world and a bit surreal. Science, space, history and music often feature in them.

I love drawing by hand, walking in the forest, printing with the riso machine, swimming and making up silly songs.

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I’m open for commissions and happy to talk about collaborations.
I have a shop on Etsy. Check it out here ︎

I’m a member of the Associations of Illustrators. You can access my folio on their site here ︎

Click here︎ if you want to have a look at my CV.

I’m a gender fluid creature of the woods, so you can use all the pronouns you like and call me any word you want according to your mood of the day...but don’t hesitate to call me!

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