Sandra Dieckmann is an illustrator, author and maker. Her work is deeply inspired by all that's weird and wonderful in nature, drifting thoughts and dreams. She is best known for her colourful and patterned, often intricate renderings but works in a multitude of media from pencil and paint to digital and sometimes clay. A lot of her work is self initiated and sold online in her busy Etsy shop, as well as through various worldwide stockists. Sandra's work has been applied to a wide selection of international commissions and projects including licensing, editorial, book illustration and much more. She was born in the north of Germany but lives and works in East London. Her first book as author and illustrator LEAF was published by Flying Eye Books in June 2017. In 2018 it was nominated for the Kate Greenaway Medal, long listed for the Klaus Flugge Prize and short listed for the Waterstones Children's book prize as well as the AOI World Illustration Award. Her second picture book The Dog That Ate The World was published in July 2018 by Flying Eye Books and it was nominated for the Ezra Jack Keats Book Award 2019. Her third picture book as author and illustrator Waiting For Wolf will be published by Hachette Children’s Books in September 2019. 

photo © Timothy Horak-Hallett

photo © Timothy Horak-Hallett

The best folktales have a dark edge. Conversely, the best folk art pops with colour - perhaps as a visual way of whistling in the dark, perhaps a celebration of the richness of northern Europe's storytelling tradition. Sandra Dieckmann's nature inspired illustration has got that elusive, comfortable yet disquieting quality in spades. -Digital Artist Magazine

 

representation

Sandra is represented by Felicity Trew at the Caroline Sheldon Literary agency.

For all things book illustration & writing please contact ☞  felicitytrew@carolinesheldon.co.uk | (+44) 020 7727 9102

Please direct any other commission requests , licensing opportunities, stockist inquiries or general questions directly to Sandra here. She is expecting her first child in May 2019 so please be aware that things will slow down for a while.


selected clients & collaborations

● WIDE EYED EDITIONS / QUARTO ● WALKER ● HACHETTE CHILDREN'S BOOKS ● LITERATI BOOKS ● FLYING EYE BOOKS / NOBROW ● OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS ● USBORNE ● HODDER & STOUGHTON ● NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM ● WINSOR & NEWTON ●  SKY | WWF | VEJA & LILY COLE ● WILDLIFE AID ● BUFF  ● ETSY ● AL JAZEERA  ● ANDERSEN PRESS ●  UTNE READER ● AREA  ● ATOMIC SKIS  ● DIGITAL ARTIST ● MOMENT SKIS ● 

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books for children

LEAF Flying Eye Books - June 2017

● Selecao Catedra UNESCO de Leitura PUC-Rio 2017 / Winner ● Waterstones Children’s Book Prize 2018 / Illustrated Books Shortlist ● Kate Greenaway Medal 2018 / Nomination ● Klaus Flugge Prize 2018 / Longlist ● AOI World Illustration Awards 2018, Children’s Books Professional Category / Longlist ●

The Dog That Ate The World Flying Eye Books - July 2018

● Ezra Jack Keats Book Award 2019 / Nomination ●

Waiting For Wolf Hachette Children’s Books - September 2019

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listen // watch

public speaking

  • AOI at Hartlepool Festival of Illustration, 2017.

  • Crafty Fox Talks - In Conversation with Sandra Dieckmann :: Hoxton Hotel, London, July, 2015

  • Hoi Polloi | Illustration & Social Media :: House of Illustration, London, July 2015

  • #FiveAlive Artist Talk Sandra Dieckmann :: The Phoenix, Exeter, Nov 2014

  • Semi-Permanent Conference :: Auckland, New Zealand, May 2013

  • Semi-Permanent Conference :: Sydney, AUS, May 2013

selected print & publications

exhibitions & live art

  • Hartlepool Festival of Illustration :: June 2017

  • Brothers & Sisters at Stour Space :: London Aug 2016

  • PICK ME UP Graphic Arts Festival with Clay Collective :: London, UK, April 21st - 2nd May 2016

  • Bear in Mind for WWF at The Kitchen Table Projects :: London, UK, December 2015

  • 100 Cats Show at AsideBside Gallery :: London, UK, September 2014

  • Solo Show 'Sandra Dieckmann' at the Wightman :: Shrewsbury, UK, July 2014

  • Parallel Worlds at Compound Gallery :: Portland, Oregon, USA, Feb 2014

  • The Museum of Mythical Creatures :: Birmingham, Oct/Nov 2013

  • Girls Who Draw Masquerade exhibition :: Leeds, Sep/Nov 2013Mythical Creatures :: Here Gallery, Bristol UK, Feb 2013

  • Inkygoodness Beermat Characters exhibition, London, Apr 2013

  • The Call of the Wild :: London, UK Jan 2013

  • 100 Houses for Shelter :: Bristol UK, Nov 2012

  • (En)danger for WWF :: Philadelphia USA, Oct 2012

  • Kidults at L'Épatante Gallery :: France, Oct 2012

  • White Canvas Project 3 :: London UK, Oct 2012

  • HelloHead :: London UK, Aug 2012

  • Etsy UK at Clerkenwell Design week :: London UK, May 2012

  • The Beach Hut Solo Show :: London UK, May/June 2012

  • Dog & Pony Gallery :: Munich GER, December 2011/12/13/14/15

  • Give Me 5 exhibition :: Moscow RUS, June 2011

  • Illustrated Type :: Gallery Nucleus, LA USA, May/June 2011

  • Jaguar shoes, Shoreditch London UK, Nov 2010


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