Welcome to the award winning illustration and design studio based in the beautiful rural Waikato village of Wharepapa South.

Deborah provides a professional illustration service for clients that include advertising agencies, manufacturers and publishers.
Her illustrations have graced everything from cereal packaging to labels for a mushroom producer, magazines and tea towels, not to mention drink bottles and lunch boxes - and of course, books.

Deborah also writes and illustrates her own stories and publishes them under the imprint PictureBook Publishing.

Mark, who understands the demands of running a successful business assists in many areas, allowing Deborah to focus on what she does so well.

If you would like to have a quote or estimate for an illustration project please contact us via email deb@picturebook.co.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.


Catherine O'Loughlan

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.

Madelize Bekker

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 ...