Ben Mantle is a talented artist and animator. He is well known for his children’s books illustrations.
Ben was born in Leamington Spa in 1980, and developed a very early interest in things artistic, designing programme covers for school productions and even coming first in his local library colouring-in competition.
From there he went on to study animation at Surrey Institute of Art & Design, graduating in 2003. He then gained valuable experience working on Tim Burton’s “Corpse Bride” before moving to Brighton to work as ‘Head of Animation’ in a media company, focusing on Character and Background design.
He was also part of the Animation team creating the BAFTA winning ‘Big and Small’ CBeebies website.
Since 2008, Ben has been working as a Children’s Book Illustrator from his shared studio in Brighton and he also produces screen prints and digital artwork to exhibit. He mainly works on books these days for a large range of clients like Usborne, Harper Collins, Cadbury and Egmont. Be is represented by the Bright Agency who are based in London.
He illustrated ‘Callum’s Incredible Construction Kit’ which won the Bishop’s Stortford Picture Book prize 2013. Ben currently lives in Brighton.
You can find out what Ben’s up to know at his personal blog.
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