Owen Davey
Owen Davey

Owen Davey

Mijn naam is Owen Davey. Ik ben geboren in de jaren 80. Ik ben de vader van twee geweldige meisjes, Lyra en Emi. Ik woon en werk vanuit mijn huis in Worthing. Ik speel gitaar en zing in een folkband met mijn beste vriend. Ik houd van bakken en probeer regelmatig te sporten om mijn bureau-gebaseerde werkleven in evenwicht te brengen. Ik hou van allerlei soorten games, van SKYJO en Articulate tot Blackstone Fortress en D&D. Ik ben dol op computergames, maar vind zelden tijd om ze te spelen (Ocarina of Time is de beste game ooit gemaakt). Ik lees boeken die bedoeld zijn voor kinderen en tieners (ik ben helemaal geobsedeerd door de Harry Potter-boeken). en ik kijk veel verschillende films en geweldige tv (zoals The Mandalorian, Stranger Things, Game of Thrones, Fleabag, Sex Education).

My name is Owen Davey. I was born in the 80s. I am the father of two superb girls, Lyra and Emi. I live and work from my home in Worthing. I play guitar and sing in a folk band with my best friend. I bake. I try to exercise regularly to balance out my desk-based work life. I love games of all sorts, from SKYJO and Articulate, to Blackstone Fortress and D&D. I love computer games but rarely find time to play them anymore (Ocarina of Time is the best game ever made). I read books intended for children & teenagers (I’m completely obsessed with the Harry Potter books). and I watch a variety of films and awesome TV (The Mandalorian, Stranger Things, Game of Thrones, Fleabag, Sex Education …)

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About the Illustrada Festival artworks

These artworks are each taken from the pages of my About Animals series, created with Flying Eye Books.¬†For the last 8 years, I’ve been working on a series of non-fiction animal-based¬†children’s¬†books. Each book looks at one type of animal and explores everything from their biology to the way they behave, how they hunt, and even the mythology and relationship humans have with them. With these titles, I want to help ignite a passion for wildlife and satisfy people’s natural curiosities. By reading the books, I want the readers to not only have learned some awesome facts about these stunning creatures but also for them to have built respect and understanding for these animals, their behaviour and the essential roles they play in our planet’s ecosystems. Essentially, I want people to care about them and want to ensure their protection. So far, the series includes¬†Allemaal Apen,¬†Haai Ahoi!,¬†Wild van Katten,¬†Knettergek van Kevers,¬†Coole Kikkers,¬†Ongelofelijke Octopussen and¬†Superchille Krokodillen.

These artworks are each taken from the pages of my About Animals series, created with Flying Eye Books.¬†For the last 8 years, I’ve been working on a series of non-fiction animal-based¬†children’s¬†books. Each book looks at one type of animal and explores everything from their biology to the way they behave, how they hunt, and even the mythology and relationship humans have with them. With these titles, I want to help ignite a passion for wildlife and satisfy people’s natural curiosities. By reading the books, I want the readers to not only have learned some awesome facts about these stunning creatures but also for them to have built respect and understanding for these animals, their behaviour and the essential roles they play in our planet’s ecosystems. Essentially, I want people to care about them and want to ensure their protection. So far, the series includes¬†Allemaal Apen,¬†Haai Ahoi!,¬†Wild van Katten,¬†Knettergek van Kevers,¬†Coole Kikkers,¬†Ongelofelijke Octopussen and¬†Superchille Krokodillen.

Sinds 2009 heb ik met veel klanten gewerkt, waaronder (maar niet beperkt tot) Google, WWF, Facebook, Sony, Lego en National Geographic. Ik ben de hoofdillustrator van de meermaals bekroonde app Two Dots en ik heb veel prentenboeken geproduceerd die in meer dan 25 talen over de hele wereld zijn gepubliceerd. ‘Fanatical About Frogs’ uit mijn non-fictie serie ‘About’ met Flying Eye Books stond op de shortlist voor de Blue Peter Book Awards 2020 en stond op de longlist voor de CILIP Kate Greenaway-medaille van 2020. Uit dezelfde serie won ‘Bonkers About Beetles’ Best in Show in de 3×3 Professional Show 2019.

Since 2009 I have worked with many clients including (but not limited to) Google, WWF, Facebook, Sony, Lego and National Geographic. I am the lead illustrator on the multi-award winning app Two Dots and I have produced many picture books which have been published in over 25 languages all over the world. ‘Fanatical About Frogs’ from my non-fiction ‚ÄėAbout‚Äô series with Flying Eye Books was shortlisted for the Blue Peter Book Awards 2020 and was Longlisted for the 2020 CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal. From the same series, ‘Bonkers About Beetles’ won Best in Show in the 3×3 Professional Show 2019.

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