Farah Shah is from an asian ethnic background and has been drawing and painting since her childhood. In 2012, she graduated from the Bradford School of Arts with a First-Class Honours degree in Graphics design, Illustration and Digital media.

In 2018, she graduated from the Cambridge School of Art with a Masters degree in Children’s Book Illustration. She has also been commended for the  Faber Childrens Fab Prize 2018.


She currently lives down south in the UK, however you will have to keep up with her as she likes to travel alot!

Farah is a freelance illustrator specialising in children’s illustration. She is a member of the SCBWI. She has worked on many projects such as illustrating picture books, magazines and so forth.



Booklife Publishing

“Farah is a punctual and accommodating illustrator, and we are very pleased with the work she has done for us. She illustrated a children’s book with professionalism and style, and performed amends to fit our needs promptly and exactly as we wanted them. She is a pleasant individual to work with, and we would be happy to work with her again in the future.” – Claire Vatinel, Booklife Publishing