Well hello there - thanks for dropping by!

My name is Deborah Hinde, I've illustrated all sorts of things over the years for advertising agencies, manufacturers and publishers. I worked with publishers like Random House and Hodder Moa Becket before breaking into illustrating picture books in 2002, when I illustrated A Kiwi Night Before Christmas for Scholastic NZ. Since then I've illustrated another 38 picture books.

What I love about my job is that I get to bring stories to life. I get to cast the characters, design their wardrobe and create the worlds they live in.

After years of illustrating other people's stories in 2014 I decided to have a crack at writing and illustrating my own, resulting in Hare which was released in 2016.

Inspiration for my books (and prints) often come from our rural surroundings and the animals and birds that live in or wander through our garden at Wharepapa South some 28 kms outside of Te Awamutu.

Here's a few of the other titles I've illustrated:

  • A Kiwi Day Before Christmas
  • Moo and Moo and the Little Calf too
  • Moo and Moo and Can You Guess Who?
  • 10 Greedy Goats
  • 10 Plucky Penguin
  • 10 Goofy Gecko
  • 10 Kooky Kiwi