Achieving a first class honours degree in Illustration from Norwich School of Art, Adam followed this by completing a Masters in Narrative Illustration at the University of Brighton and he has been illustrating professionally ever since.
Adam illustrates work by a great variety of authors as well as several books he has written himself, the most recent being Troll and the Oliver (Templar). He wrote and illustrated SLAM! - a tale of consequences - which won the Norfolk Library Silver Award for Children's Books.
Recent picture book projects include an exciting collaboration with renowned children's book author, Jeanne Willis: Bottoms Up (winner of the Red House Children's Book Award 2010) and the sequel, Sing a Song of Bottoms (shortlisted for the BookTrust Early Years Award 2010). He also illustrated the popular Mungo series by Timothy Knapman (Puffin).
Adam is well known for his strong cover artwork and charming black and white inside illustrations, including the series, Spymice (Puffin), The Dragons of Wayward Crescent (Orchard) and The Secret Country for Simon & Schuster.
Adam works with publishers in the UK and the US and his picture books have been translated into many languages around the world. Adam is represented by Arena Illustration.
Bloomsbury Children's Books
Candlewick Press (US)
Faber and Faber
Macmillian Children's Books
Oxford University Press
Random House Children's Books
Scholastic Children's Books
Simon & Schuster (UK and US)
Tor Books (US)