Karen Briggs


Karen is a descendant of the Yorta Yorta people whose ancestral homeland radiates from the junction of the Goulburn and Murray Rivers on the New South Wales and North East Victoria border. Karen Briggs is a designer and illustrator whose inspiration stems from her love of animals and nature, and memories of holidays with her grandmother on Cummeragunja (our Home). These days she illustrates from her home in the Adelaide Hills. Her first picture book, Kick with My Left Foot, written by Paul Seden, was published by Allen and Unwin in 2014, and shortlisted for the CBCA Crichton Award in 2015. Her second book the Rabbit Hole Golf Course written by Ella Mulvey was also published by Allen and Unwin in July 1017. She is currently illustrating her next book, Tell 'Em for HarperCollins and Working Title Press to be published in 2019. Karen works for State Government as a graphic designer and is particularly skilled at creating hand drawn contemporary illustrations and transforming them into the computer environment using the Cintiq.