Alongside designing greetings cards and stationary for foreign publishers, licensing projects include designing calendars and family planners for KV&H Germany, bag and wrap designs for Glick, a growing range of wall stickers with stickerscape, cushions for welovecushions.com and super board books for Make Believe ideas.
I also wrote and illustrated books for Random House. Peely Wally, my first book, was a surprising success and was shortlisted for the red house book awards 2012 and was selected to go in the bookstart bags that all children in the UK receive at eighteen months. time for tea polly wally, the sequal was released a year later. I have also illustrated the big book of nursery rhymes and the big book of my world which to date has been translated into 26 different languages and won the Rightstart Gold Medal Toy Award for 2012. The National Literacy trust chose the Big Book of my world for their London Literacy champions project. This meant that over 1700 copies of the book were distributed to families across London. The project aims to help develop children's early literacy by connecting community volunteers with local families with children aged two to five years
I remarried in 2011 and now live near Dorchester with my lovely husband, a pair of loopy dogs, 3 pigs and a garden full of chickens, geese, guinea fowl and ducks....life couldn’t be better!
In 2019 I graduated from the university of Exeter, with a degree in French and Italian. During my studies I had the opportunity to work in France and Italy, where I dabbled mostly in journalism, radio broadcasting and teaching.
Since then, I have found myself unable to resist the draw of the beautiful Dorset countryside and am delighted to have joined the Kali Stileman team! I dabble in all aspects of the business, but my primary focus is the public and administrative side of KSP. Within my administrative role, I handle our invoices, ordering and accounts, as well as direct liasion with shops and suppliers. Looking after the public side involves running our social media platforms as well as the behind the scenes of the website. My favourite part of my role is the variety within my job: one minute I could be creating marketing content and the next picking and choosing wrapping paper samples! Connecting with lovely customers (both trade and public) is a huge bonus, too! Growing up seeing how brilliantly Kali (Mum) runs the business, sharing Kali Stileman Publishing is a total joy.
I've grown up and lived around Dorchester all my life. I am horse mad so as soon as I left school I studied equine sports and management at Kingston Maurward College. This passion for horses has continued since my degree, as I now work with horses and have had my own as well. I now live in Puddletown with my husband Lee and daughter Ella, who is in her first year of school and is also animal mad!
I grew up in Dorset in a remote little village “where everybody knows your name”, and still live there now with our two children and cat Snoopy in a house up the road from mum and dad (they can’t get rid of me). I studied English and Drama and completed my PGCE in English at the University of Sussex before moving back to Dorset to teach.
Two babies later, I’m part-time English teacher, part-time publisher, and make the odd cake from time to time too. I've been working with Kali for 6 years now, and my role has evolved over the years (currently I take care of some of the social media marketing alongside Jemima, and some trade salesy stuff too). I love the creativity and variety in my role, and most importantly I love the things we make!
James, is our new and very talented photographer! Basically, our gorgeous photos are by him, anything pants is probably Kali!
Find his professional stuff at @hotrodpostcards or www.hotrodpostcards.com
I graduated from the University of Exeter, where I had three of the most lovely years living with Kali’s daughter Jem. Kali spotted my scribbly birthday wishes pinned up on Jem’s wall, and invited me to play a little part in the Kali Stileman team. I currently live in Oxford, where I love working with local youth, designing wedding materials, and writing music (when I’m not lying on the carpet, ink-pen in hand and surrounded by calligraphy, that is).
My name's Fig (or Figgy to friends & family) and I'm the office dog. My role includes napping, asking for cuddles and being an enormous distraction to everyone around me. Although I can be an annoyance at times (I never seem to be on the right side of the door and I like to make a beeline for humans' crotches) I consider myself a loveable and intergral part of Kali Stileman Publishing. Apologies if you ever find my dark hairs in your packaging!