Illustrators Monthly Challenge
With summer just around the corner, we are all dreaming of the warmth, blue skies, family time, holidays, picnics and fun! So with this in mind, we hope you enjoy what sums up Summer to our wonderful Beehive artists for this months Illustrator Challenge!
New Illustrator: Nandi L. Fernandez
We are thrilled to announce the signing of Nandi L. Fernandez.
Nandi strives to focus on illustrating characters of colour and representing marginalised groups in ethereal, vibrant and magnificent lights.
New Illustrator: Verónica Cháves
Introducing Verónica Cháves! Verónica's must-see style is vibrant and engaging, suitable for a variety of Children's content! Take a look at her portfolio!
New Illustrator: Nina Ramos
We are delighted to welcome Brazilian children's illustrator - Nina Ramos!
Nina's bright, eye-catching style is ideal for a range of illustration markets from picture books to education! We are looking forward to seeing her portfolio expand and develop.
We can help with YOUR Decodable Readers!
Developing abilities with phonics is key for young learners, and our talented illustrators are experts in creating lively, engaging artwork to support these important texts. Our experienced team can help you manage large Decodable Readers projects from start to finish - just get in touch!
Beehive's Deise Lino illustrates Alesha Dixon's NEW book!
Luna Wolf: Animal Wizard is an action-packed middle grade adventure for young animal lovers. Beautifully illustrated by Beehive's very talented Deise Lino! The book is now available to pre-order!
Publishing this season!
A spell-binding mystery from acclaimed performer and bestselling author Carrie Hope Fletcher, search and find adventure and colouring books, exploring the world's most fascinating sharks and readers of all kinds. Our wonderful Beehive artists have been busy creating these new title releases.
Buzz Blog: editorial illustration
In our NEW Buzz blog series, we're taking a closer look at a variety of different areas of illustration. This time, we're looking at the fast-paced world of editorial illustration! While Beehive might be best known for children's publishing, we have a whole host of talented artists who can turn their hand to artwork for editorial pieces for print and digital media - read on to find out more!
Under the Cover
It's time for our next look 'Under the Cover'! This time, we'll be looking specifically at what makes a great cover, and how a first-time author and first-time cover illustrator have collaborated to create a special piece which is loaded with clues about the story within...
What our lovely clients say...
"Working with Beehive is always a pleasure! Fantastic artists, great communication and always on schedule. I look forward to working with Beehive and their lovely artists again in the future."
India Holden - Maverick Publishing
The chocolate is back!
Until the recent pandemic made things a little tricky, we've given chocolate as a thank you to all our clients for years, and we're delighted to say it's back! We're also introducing beautiful wild flower seeds to help the bees. Of course we're still giving Honey Points for all those larger jobs!
Representing over 150 childrens’ book illustrators around the world...
Our experienced and professional team is focused on delivering the very best illustrators for Educational and ELT to non-fiction and brilliant picture books.
what our lovely clients say
Mike has done an absolutely sterling job and produced some of his best work yet for us. There are some absolutely extraordinary illustrations in this latest book. I very much hope we'll be able to work with him again on something soon!Richard Wainman - Floris Books
Beehive are one of the best companies in the industry we get the pleasure of working with day-in-day out. The professionalism and dedication form all of the team is second to none. And we would not be able to deliver our projects without their hard work and collaborative approach.Sophie O’Rourke - Managing Director, EMC Design
Working with Beehive is always a pleasure! Fantastic artists, great communication and always on schedule. I look forward to working with Beehive and their lovely artists again in the future.India Holden - Maverick Publishing
It’s been an absolute pleasure working with Helen and with all of you at Beehive. Helen has done a massive amount of work for this series and her illustrations have really brightened up our books. I’m sure the children are going to love them. Hopefully, we’ll have the opportunity to work with her again in the future.Melissa Wicklund - Schofield and Sims
I just wanted to say how impressed I’ve been with all your illustrators on the Big Cat books. They’ve all been on time with no complaints over our demands! And BEAUTIFUL artwork. We will be coming back for more next time. Thank you and your staff!Emily Hooton - 2hoots Publishing Services
Dusan Lakicevic did an outstanding job illustrating my book. He dutifully followed detailed art specifications and magnificently portrayed a diverse cast of characters. He also created the exciting scenes necessary to draw in and support developing readers. Having worked with dozens of illustrators in educational publishing, I’m happy to attest to Dusan’s engaging styleAnn Gianola - Author of The Stolen Pharaoh for Delta Publishing UK
Friendly, professional and always a pleasure to work with the Beehive team. Their artists produce fantastic artwork and never let us down!Kamae Design
Beehive Illustration is a pleasure to work with. Their team is super efficient, friendly and always helpful. Over the last 20 years, we have worked continuously with their illustrators who continue to surprise and delight us.Rebecca Crabtree - Wild Apple Design
You’re like the 4th emergency service to a panicking art editor!Sally Spray - Freelance @ OUP
Working with Beehive Illustration has been a dream. One of the best parts of creating the Shinoy and the Chaos Crew series has been seeing the staggering artwork develop into stunning final pieces that have always exceeded my hopes and expectations. It has been a huge pleasure working with such a talented, professional and friendly team.Chris Callaghan - Author of Harper Collins Shinoy and the Chaos Crew
My first venture into writing Children’s illustrated books came to a grinding halt until I was directed by a friend to Beehive Illustration. Through Beehive, Rupert Van Wyk managed to illustrate 3 books absolutely beautifully. To my chagrin, the first comment from most readers is "what beautiful illustrations” - never mind about the author!Penny Tuttey
We are very happy to put work your way. As you know our requirements so well now, you save us a lot of time and hassle in dealing with individual artists.Anne Kispal - Senior Research Manager, National Foundation for Educational Research
Working with the Beehive team over the last 12 years has been an absolute pleasure. Not only with individual attention to project handling, but ‘can-do’ attitude and approachability, make working on projects an easy and happy teamwork experienceCarolyn Gibson - Designer
Professionalism combined with enthusiasm makes it a pleasure to work with the Beehive team. Their illustrators do a fantastic job and understanding the project and customer requirement is key to our work and the team at Beehive take this on board ensuring we always have the right illustrators working on the project. We always receive the same attention to detail and hi...Jo Barker - Hart Mcleod
Working with Beehive Illustration has been an absolute pleasure! They moved mountains to help me illustrate my children's book. Contact with the illustrator (Mike Phillips) has been smooth and always very quick. But most importantly, Mike and the agency made everything possible - Mike is supremely talented and he brought all the characters to life in a way that made th...Tereza Matysova - Author of Spikey. Published by Compass-Publishing UK
We are really delighted with the amazing work which is being done by Beehive artists on this project, and it's always a pleasure to work with your team.Sophia Matthew - Oxford University Press
A Hive of Activity...
Trusted for over 30 yearsWe've worked with many of the worlds leading children's book publishers and we'd love to work with you.
Connect with the BeesIt's really easy to reach out to any of the team to discuss your project - we love to chat!
Have you written a book?We've helped hundreds of authors realise their dream to publish their own children's book.
For every new job we receive, and in addition to the delicious Dairy Milk chocolate, we're giving away beautiful wild flower seeds in support of the Bees. For those larger jobs over £1000 we're continuing to give away Honey Point rewards which can be redeemed for a wide range of online vouchers.