Karen is a freelance illustrator and graphic designer, the CEO, administrator, and creative extraordinaire of Gidgeymo Illustrations. With over 20 years experience in drawing, designing and doodling, she is loving the colourful dream career of being an illustrator. Karen lives in sunny Brisbane, with her husband, two children and two overly needy fluffy cats. These days, Karen can be found squirreled away in her art studio, illustrating picture books and educational resources for children. Recently, my creative energy was focused on a wonderful children's book The Pink Pirate, which I illustrated, and was written by the very talented author Michelle Worthington.