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“Children need to see themselves in the books they are reading and that’s why it’s so vital for us as publishers to help discover and nurture more illustrators from different backgrounds. The Pathways programme is a fantastic opportunity both for publishers to discover exciting new talent, and for illustrators to gain practical skills, experience and support. We can’t wait to get started.”

Penguin Random House is the international home to nearly 250 editorially and creatively independent publishing imprints. Together, their mission is to foster a universal passion for reading by partnering with authors to help create stories and communicate ideas that inform, entertain, and inspire, and to connect them with readers everywhere.

Staff

Meet the Penguin Random House team involved with Pathways.

Anna Billson

Art Director

Anna Billson is Art Director for Penguin Random House Children’s. She leads a fabulously talented team of designers who work with a brilliant array of illustrators, designing for some of the best authors and the biggest brands in children’s publishing. Anna graduated in Graphic Design from Middlesex Polytechnic, where she spent most of her time printmaking and producing hand-made books. After working in the newsroom at ITN for a couple of years she moved into publishing, where she was able to turn her love of design and her love of books into her dream career.

Stephanie Jones

Designer

Stephanie Jones works as a Designer on Picture Books, Partnerships & Illustrated Non-Fiction at Penguin Random House Children’s. At school, she was a keen art student, and volunteered at a local children’s library. Steph went on to study Graphic Design at Nottingham Trent University, during which time she worked part-time at Waterstones, primarily in the children’s department. After graduating in 2016, she joined PRH as Design Assistant, and has since moved up in the team. Currently, Steph works on a range of projects, from Nadia Shireen’s latest picture book and Tom Fletcher’s Who’s In Your Book series, to non-fiction titles like How to be Extraordinary and How to Change the World by Rashmi Sirdeshpande and Annabel Tempest.