The Designer

Best selling author & illustrator Julie Ashworth

After completing a BEd Hons Degree in 1983 in Art & Design and English I went on to teach English as a Foreign Language in Greece, Mexico and France.

TEFL teaching led to an exciting and successful career as a writer and illustrator of English Language Teaching materials. Publications include the best selling language course Stepping Stones; the award winning Footsteps reading books and Jet magazine; the Longman Picture Dictionary and I-Spy language course for Oxford University Press all of which are sold worldwide.

I came back to England in 2001 after nine wonderful years living in rural France bringing up a family. In-between illustrating, travelling, renovating houses and gardening I took courses at Leeds College of Art & Design in Silversmithing and Cabinet Making. I now live and work in West Yorkshire.