In his current role as Senior Designer for Hachette Children’s Group, Samuel specialises in designing illustrated fiction. However, in the past he has also worked on non-fiction, picture books and licensing. One of the best parts of his job is discovering new talent, maybe by spotting potential in a doodle in the corner of a sketchbook, and then working with the artist to nurture and refine the passion, creativity and skill into stunning pieces of commercial art. Development work never ends, and he also loves working with established illustrators to evolve their processes and discover new visual languages. The biggest joy for him is seeing exciting new worlds and brilliant new characters truly come to life, watching them leap from the page and captivate readers again and again.