Narelda Joy, Illustrator
Narelda Joy is an illustrator and a puppet maker. She's well-known for her textural illustrations and collage, unique 3D illustrations, and of course puppets! Narelda won the State Medal (highest marks in NSW) for Design Cert IV, and went on to study an Advanced Diploma in Design and Illustration. Narelda is passionate about children’s literature and has released two picture books - Fox & Moonbeam by Aleesah Darlison and Message in a Sock by Kaye Baillie, both of which are on the NSW Premier’s Reading List. She has also illustrated for The School Magazine and sells a range of illustrations and puppets. Narelda believes in encouraging creativity and loves running workshops and design talks for children. She lives in the beautiful Blue Mountains, with her two dogs, a cat, and lots of native birds.