Esther Hall graduated with an MA in Children's Book Illustration from the University of Central Lancashire. In 2008 she was highly commended in the Macmillan Prize for Children's Picture Book Illustration and in the following year Esther was selected for the Illustrators Exhibition at the Bologna Book Fair. Taking design inspiration from 1950's film posters, book illustrations and toys, Esther uses lino-cut and screen-printing techniques to create her artwork. She is the author of Grow Your Own! She lives in Lancashire with her husband and two children.