About Me

Rebecca Plater is a freelance illustrator and designer living between the Orkney Islands and St Andrew's, Fife. She takes her inspiration from the extraordinary natural world of these remote Northern Scottish Islands and the Scottish Highlands. 

After a career of working for an international interior designer she retrained and graduated from the Open University in 2017 with a BA honours in English Language and Literature, where she specialised in children's literature. She went on to study at the Cambridge School of Art where she graduated in 2020 with a the MA in Children's Book Illustration. Since then Rebecca has been working on various projects in many different mediums including clay. 

Rebecca - " I use various forms of printmaking combined with digital media to build images and create environments which interplay between the real and the fantastical. My work with clay reflects both my playfulness and love of the natural world. My inspirations come from the natural world and its bounties, indigenous cultures, history and travel"

Rebecca is currently working on various design projects and some collaborations. She is open for commissions for hand painted walls. 

Please get in touch to discuss any illustration and design projects.