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Creative Mind Podcast Episode 2: Julie Downing Doing It for the Kids

by Mariebelle Alagbate

There’s no need to get bored all cooped up in your room. The Creative Mind podcast team is here to keep you company. For Episode 2, we sit down with Children’s Books illustrator Julie Downing.

Julie is a children’s book and author. Join her and Bobby as they discuss her prolific career spanning an impressive 30 years, exclusively dedicated to building creative worlds for children and young adults.

To date, she has over 50 titles on bookshelves, illustrated with her trademark innovative approach in visualizing traditional stories. Some of her books include The Night Before Christmas, Lullaby and Goodnight, and The Firekeeper’s Son.

Apart from busying herself with book illustrations, Julie also carves out time to teach watercolor and children’s book illustration at Academy of Art University’s School of Illustration. If you want to be further inspired by her creativity, you can go check out her website too.

Meanwhile, enjoy this new Creative Mind episode, and don’t forget to stay tuned for more!

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