Hi, I'm Deb Hinde, I'm an author and illustrator specialising in picture books. I live in rural Waikato with my partner and spoodle, Tansy, and work from my spacious studio. Views of the surrounding rolling farmland, our garden and small olive grove often provide inspiration for my artwork.
After years of working with design studio's, publishers, advertising agencies and manufacturers, my dream to illustrate picture books became a reality in 2002 when I illustrated A Kiwi Night Before Christmas by Yvonne Morrison (Scholastic NZ, 2003).
Since then I've enjoyed illustrating many more books for different publishers both in New Zealand and Australia.
In 2016 I began writing and illustrating my own stories and publishing them under the imprint PictureBook Publishing.
2023 Storylines Gaelyn Gordon Award for The Kiwi Night Before Christmas by
vonne Morrison; Scholastic NZ
2018 Storylines Notable Book Awards for illustrations in The Spaghetti Giraffe by Sarah Johnson; Flat Bed Press
2016 Storylines Notable Book Awards
The Bold Ship Phenomenal by Sarah Johnson;
Flat Bed Press
2015 Winner CLNZ Educational Publishing Awards Teachers’ Choice Award, Best Resource in Te Reo Maori for Matariki - Te Reo Singalong; The Writing Bug Ltd.
2014 Finalist NZ Māori Language Awards for Te Reo Singalong, The Writing Bug Ltd.
2013 Winner NZ Maori Language Awards for Te Reo Singalong; The Writing Bug Ltd.
2012 Finalist NZ Maori Language Awards for Te Reo Singalong; The Writing Bug Ltd.
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
I have commissioned Deborah to do a range of colour
and line illustrations for a number of books. Deb is great to work with. She understands and works to the brief, her illustrations are always spot on and she never misses a deadline. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend her.
Deb is an outstanding illustrator whom I've known since 2011 when she started contracting to Edumaxi Ltd as the illustrator for the Te Reo Singalong series. Her exceptional creative ability to work remotely, understanding of change requests and overall professional approach make her a pleasure to work with ...