Laura Stoddart was born in Liverpool in 1971. She grew up in rural Cheshire and always wanted to be an illustrator.
After studying at Brighton University and the Royal College of Art she began her career with a commission from the Royal Mail for the 1996 Christmas stamps, the youngest professional artist ever to have designed a set of stamps.
Since then she has worked for a broad range of clients, from Gardens Illustrated and Crabtree & Evelyn to Portmeirion and Unicef, in all areas of design and illustration.
Her beautiful and distinctive work can be seen in books and on packaging, stationery and china.
Laura now lives and works in west Somerset with her husband and two children. She loves chairs, trees, china dogs and red shoes and many other things, and is very proud of being a third generation illustrator.