Vaughan Duck

Hi my name Vaughan Duck.

I am an Australian based Illustrator working with my rep, Lemonade Illustration Agency to serve leading Design, Children’s Book and Educational Publishing clients with my own special blend of humorous illustration. The shrinking world allows me to work on interesting projects anywhere around the Globe. I have been working in Children’s Publishing for over 27 years and luckily I have been working non-stop for Trade and Educational publishers on a wide range of picture books and text books across all demographics. Get in touch for a quote on your project, anytime!

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:

  • Children’s Books
  • Chapter Books
  • Primary & Secondary Text Books

In addition to illustrating books I have also provided many props for craft books.


Australian Society of Authors
2020 Winner – ASA Style File Illustration Award Mentorship.
Read more here.

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
  • Hallmark Greeting Cards
  • 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


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