Liz McGrath - Illustration & Design

While raising her family Liz worked for many years as a freelance graphic designer and illustrator specialising in projects that deliver health and community messages to parents and children.
In 2013 -14 Liz illustrated Happy Pants, a 32 page children's hard cover picture book released in May 2014 and available in good bookstores, on Amazon, or online via: 

Written by Heather Gallagher, Happy Pants is the poignant story of a little boy whose mother has postnatal depression.  

Liz's distinctive illustrations and designs have enhanced many publications, books, brochures, kits, newsletters, posters, magnets & postcards. She has been commissioned by many Victorian local governments and health services to design publications on a wide range of maternal and child health, parenting, mental health and wellbeing topics.

Clients have included the Cities of Darebin, Yarra & Wyndham; NMIT; Womens’ Health East; Mental Illness Awareness Assn.; Equal Opportunities Commission; Best Start, Parks Victoria and the Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Liz has long had an interest in multicultural issues and illustrated the book Cosmopolitan Melbourne: explore the world in one city (Big Box Publishing 2001).

Since moving to the coast Liz has worked on a number of projects relating to the local environment. Since 2012 she has illustrated two fun activity books for Barwon Coast titled Kids at the Coast, which have won the Victorian Coastal Education 2013 Award for Excellence. In 2016 an illustrated game from the book was reprinted onto vinyl as a giant boardgame for use at community festivals and public signage to remind the public of their environmental responsibilities.

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