Phill Burrows is an illustrator working in educational publishing, advertising, and the commercial sector. His illustrating skills were honed long, long ago when he taught English as a Foreign Language in France, Portugal and Hastings, and accompanied each lesson with sketches on the board.

Having worked in London for Mary Glasgow Publications (Scholastic) as an editor, then designer/illustrator, Phill went freelance. A flourishing partnership with the writer Mark Foster has resulted in ten books, published by Oxford University Press and the Bodley Head.