Lucinda Gifford was brought up in Scotland and originally intended to become an architect, studying Architecture in the historic surroundings of Edinburgh and then Bath. However, her love of drawing buildings was cancelled out at the time by an overwhelming disinterest in construction sites, and so she went on to work in advertising and design instead.
After many enjoyable years making print ads and websites look attractive, Lucinda now lives in northern Melbourne – illustrating, designing and sometimes writing from a cosy studio in her home. She aims to create illustration with humour, engaging characters and twiddly architectural bits.
Lucinda is the inaugural winner of The Five Mile Press Illustrator Award in 2014.