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Amy Haarhoff

Profile Shot Amy Haarhoff-227Illustrator Amy Haarhoff was born in 1996. She completed her Bachelor of Arts Degree, majoring in Social Anthropology and Psychology, at Massey University in 2017. She achieved her New Zealand Certificate of Arts and Design,from UCOL, in 2018.

Amy describes herself as "permanently attached to the end of a pencil". She is a big believer in the importance of mischief and spends a lot of time cooking up pictures and stories to make people laugh. Sometimes, she also does serious things like study and write essays. In fact, at the moment she is doing a Masters in Illustration at Falmouth University which she finishes in May 2021.

  • The Midnight Adventures of Ruru and Kiwi, written by Clare Scott (Penguin Random House NZ, 2020)
  • Storylines Gavin Bishop Award 2017 for storyboard and initial illustratons for The Midnight Adventures of Ruru and Kiwi
  • Longlisted in the World Illustration Awards 2020 for illustrations The Midnight Adventures of Ruru and Kiwi
Other resources:
  • Website: www.amyhaarhoff.com
  • Insta: @amyhaarhoff




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