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Farah Shah identifies as a British Pakistani and has been drawing and painting since her childhood.

In 2012, she graduated from the Bradford School of Arts with a First-Class Honours degree in Graphics Design, Illustration and Digital media.

In 2018, she graduated from the Cambridge School of Art with a Masters degree in Children’s Book Illustration. She has also been commended for the Faber Childrens Fab Prize 2018.

She currently lives down south in the UK, however you will have to keep up with her as she likes to travel alot!

Farah is a freelance illustrator specialising in children’s illustration. She is represented by the Bright Agency and has worked with publishers such as Scholastic, Igloo Books, Puffin Books, Schofield and Simms and more.



“The design and editorial team worked with Farah Shah on the development of an interactive, non-fiction project. Farah has a vibrant, detailed illustrative style and a fantastic working ethic and is incredibly patient, talented and hardworking. She is able to amend illustrations quickly and we were delighted with her calm approach and professional manner. These traits are immensely valuable for an illustrator working within a fast-paced industry like publishing.” – Scholastic

Booklife Publishing

“Farah is a punctual and accommodating illustrator, and we are very pleased with the work she has done for us. She illustrated a children’s book with professionalism and style, and performed amends to fit our needs promptly and exactly as we wanted them. She is a pleasant individual to work with, and we would be happy to work with her again in the future.” – Booklife Publishing

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