About Chantal Bourgonje
Chantal is a Dutch illustrator working from the Wiltshire countryside in the UK, where she lives with her partner and two whippets. In 2011 she graduated with a 1:1 Honours degree in Illustration and Narrative from Bath University. Her graduation project, "The Mud Monster" was highly commended in the MacMillan Prize for that year. “The Mud Monster” was later published as an interactive picture book app by Tizio Publishing BV.
Since graduating Chantal has written and illustrated three interactive children's picture book apps for Tizio. Her first picture book app, “Fierce Grey Mouse” was awarded a Kirkus Star for books of remarkable merit and “The Mud Monster” was in the Kirkus top 15 best book apps of 2013. That same year her picture book “Sebastian” was shortlisted for the Association of Illustrators Awards.
In addition to her picture books, Chantal works with a range of children's book writers, publishers, greeting card companies and graphic designers.