Marilyn Esther Chi is a UK based illustrator who takes inspiration from anything and everything.
Having graduated from UCL with a masters in pharmacy, illustration and writing was the obvious next step. “The aim of the game is to create something that will be cherished whilst still maintaining a sense of wonderment.” Marilyn's choice of medium for illustration varies from digital art, to acrylic paints to a simple pencil on paper. It really depends on what a story asks for. But there is nothing she isn’t willing to try.
Her latest book is Cycling in the Summer (HarperCollins, Sept 2023), written by the Waterstones Children's Laureate Joseph Coelho. Marilyn has also illustrated the chapter headings in The Case of the Chaos Monster (Scholastic, Sept 2023) the new book in the fantastic middle grade series by Patrice Lawrence.