David MackintoshAuthor, Illustrator and Designer
David Mackintosh is a graphic designer and illustrator whose favourite medium is books, particularly picture books.
Born in Belfast, David grew up in Australia and studied art there, after a short-lived interest in engineering drawing. He has worked in theatre, advertising and television production and for publishers small and large.
As a graphic designer, he has collaborated with some of the most celebrated names in children’s publishing. His illustrations have a playful energy that attest to his love of drawing, and his books champion the challenges and curiosities of childhood.
An Interview with David
Prizes and Awards
- Longlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal 2011
- Shortlisted for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize 2011
- Winner of the Please Touch Museum Illustration Award 2011
- Winner of the Hampshire Illustrated Book Award 2012
- Shortlisted for The Sakura Medal 2013
The Frank Show
- Roald Dahl Funny Prize long list, 2012
- Finalist in the Western Writers of America Spur Awards, 2014