More is More

I’m Rye, a London-based illustrator.

Most recently I’ve worked as a designer for children’s publisher Egmont and illustrated publisher Nobrow and its children’s picture book imprint Flying Eye Books.

After earning a degree in visual communication, I brushed up my skills in drawing and illustration at PNCA (Portland), UAL Central Saint Martin’s (London), and The Royal Drawing School (London). My love of storytelling, illustration, and design combined during a year-long book arts course at the IPRC (Portland) where I wrote, illustrated, and bound a 50-page collection of short stories. Reading children’s stories, exercising my citizenship, and dancing to jangly ’60s rock music occupy life’s other quiet moments.

Raised in the Midwest and cultured around the Commonwealth, I then spent five wet and wonderful years in Portland, Oregon. Not long ago, my heart called me back to London. Fortunately I own a fine collection of raincoats.