About Chantal Marie Bourgonje
It's an illustrator!
Chantal is an illustrator, writer and graphic designer based in the beautiful Wiltshire countryside where she lives with her 2 faithful whippets, and her one elderly chicken Enid, who often tries to steal sips of tea and pieces of cake. All the creatures and the lovely countryside around her give her plenty of inspiration! Especially the Old Uncle Horace cartoons.
Portfolio of illustrations
You can view Chantal's portfolio here.
History and background
Chantal is Dutch and studied fashion illustration at the CABK in Kampen (now artez in Zwolle), Holland and has recently graduated with a first class 1:1 BA (Hons) degree in sequential illustration and narrative at the Swindon School of Art (Bath University). In a previous life Chantal used to be an International Organisational Development Manager and is an experienced speaker and trainer. If you would like to book her for a talk or workshop or would like illustration/drawing/watercolour tuition you can call her on 01380 816004 or send her an e-mail via the contact page.
Chantal's first 2 children's picture books have been published as fully interactive IOS App picture books by Tizio Publishing and were listed in 3 different best children's book app charts for 2011. Click here to see a little introduction video of Fierce Grey Mouse, one of Chantal's picture book apps. Chantal is currently working on a 3rd picture book app with Tizio Publishing.
You can find out more about the apps here. A bit more about Chantal can be found on Tizio Publishing's website.
Testimonials / Reviews
“All in all, it stands a stellar example of what happens when good art, good stories and good technology collide. Here’s hoping that Bourgonje will offer up more.” – Kirkus
Click here for more reviews of Chantal's illustration work.