Josh Morgan (Te Aitanga-a-Māhaki and Rongowhaakata) lives in Wellington with his three year old daughter, a vast hoard of picture books, and numerous pot plants to which he sings old-school R’n’B and folk tunes.
A freelance illustrator and designer, his work has included illustrating for picture books, school resources, band posters, album covers, and other promotional work, as well as completing a Bachelor of Design at Massey University. His illustrations are largely created digitally by cutting out, collaging and drawing over scanned textures in Photoshop, and his ultimate aim is to emulate the warmth, charm and magic of the classic picture books he grew up with.
- NZ Book Awards for Children and Young Adults 2015 Māori Language Awards Winner for Ngā Ki.
- NZ Book Awards for Children and Young Adults 2015 Picture Book Award Finalist for Keys.
- LIANZA 2015 Children and Young Adults Book Awards Te Rōpū Whakahau (organisation for Māori Librarians) Te Tohu Taurapa/Tauihu Wāhanga Pikitia Winner for Ngā Ki.
- LIANZA 2015 Children and Young Adults Book Awards Te Kura Pounamu (te reo māori) Award Finalist for Ngā Ki.
- LIANZA 2015 Children and Young Adults Book Awards Special Recognition as the illustrator of Ngā Ki.
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