sydSyd Aitken-Ballard is an artist who has a Cad design background for both construction and retail. One day she decided she wanted to use her art in her own projects and started Awkward Illustration.

Through this she gained the attention of Emma Scott with the character she is holding in the picture to the left. This bunny illustration is what caught Emma’s eye and made it possible for them to collaborate on this book.

Syd has a quirky style of illustration and can adapt her style to most projects. There are more examples of her work under this writing. She seems to see the world slightly differently from others and that gives her an edge that is needed to add a new dimension to a book or a website.

Syd can be contacted through her Face book page.