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Heather Arnold

Heather Arnold (Dip. Graphic Design, Dip. Digital Media) has been a graphic designer/illustrator for over 25 years, working in small design studios and printing companies.
Heather has designed and illustrated five stamp issues for New Zealand Post: Wild Flowers, 1990 Commonwealth Games, Hector's Dolphin, the Rugby League Centenary, and the $20 Definitive Stamp, as well a set of Niue Christmas stamps.
Heather’s first book, Draw New Zealand Birds, which she designed, illustrated and wrote, was published in 2007. In 2008 she designed and illustrated the book Rangitoto, which was written by Maria Gill.

Selected bibliography:
  • Draw New Zealand Birds (Puffin 2007).
  • Rangitoto text by Maria Gill (Puffin 2009).
  • The Call of the Kokako text by Maria Gill (New Holland 2011).
  • Elsie Locke Award 2008 for Draw New Zealand Birds.
  • Storylines Notable Book Awards 2008 Non-fiction List for Draw New Zealand Birds.
  • Shortlist for Storylines Gavin Bishop Award 2010.
  • New Zealand Post Children's Book Awards 2010 Non-fiction Finalist for Rangitoto.
  • Storylines Notable Book Awards 2012 Non-fiction List for The Call of the Kokako.
  • LIANZA Russell Clark Award 2012 Finalist for The Call of the Kokako.
  • LIANZA Elise Locke Award 2012 Finalist for The Call of the Kokako.
Other resources:
Storylines thanks zeald.com for their ongoing support of the Storylines website.

Page checked and updated February 2013.


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