Hi, my name is Vaughan Duck.

I love drawing pictures that make kids giggle.

I am a children’s book Illustrator based in Adelaide South Australia.

Without knowing it, kids throughout Australia have grown up looking at my pictures because I have illustrated over 300 textbooks and readers for educational publishers.

I have a quirky style that is both humorous and heartfelt.

The shrinking world allows me to work on interesting projects anywhere around the Globe. I have been working non-stop in Children’s Publishing for over 30 years

I love working on picture books and junior readers but will consider any reasonable project. As a result, I have also created step-by-step props that get photographed for craft books.

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Since the publication of my first children’s book in 1990 I have continued to work for many great Australian publishers.

I produce illustrations for:

  • Picture Books
  • Junior Readers
  • Primary & Secondary Text Books


Australian Society of Authors
2020 Winner – ASA Style File Illustration Award Mentorship.
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Children’s Book Council of Australia (Vic)
2020 Short-listed – Maurice Saxby Creative Development Program
What the Judges said:
‘Very competent and lively cartoon-style illustrations. Experienced, collaborative, strong well-developed illustration skills, established voice and style. Ripe and very well-suited for humorous-series illustration.’

Lothian Children’s Book
1990 Short-listed – Lothian Centenary Children’s Book Award.


  • Cengage Learning
  • Larrikin House
  • Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (USA)
  • Franklin Covey (CANADA)
  • Hinkler Books
  • Hodder Headline
  • Jackie Tidey Publishing
  • Lothian Publishing
  • Macmillan Education Australia
  • McGraw Hill
  • Oxford University Press
  • Pearson Education
  • Prentice Hall
  • Random House
  • Reed Books
  • Hallmark Greeting Cards

A short video of me creating an illustration in my studio.