On graduating from Glasgow School of Art, Ross won the MacMillan Prize for his first picture book. Since then he's illustrated over 100 books for children and written about a dozen or so. Children in over 20 countries seem to enjoy them and several have won enormous, glittering awards.
Ross' Greenaway shortlisted book, 'The Elephantom,' was adapted into a critically acclaimed play by those clever people at the National Theatre who made that 'War Horse' thing.
'There's a Bear on My Chair' was also short listed for the Greenaway and won the inaugural Amnesty CILIP Honour.
When he's not creating children's books he enjoys working on character development for animation studios like Laika and Disney.
He also likes walking in the Scottish glens with his dog, Hugo, who is an idiot, and his partner, Jacqui, who is not.
Photo by Chris Close
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Current events and projects
I mostly do events for children around the ages of 5-8 at schools and book festivals. I also do the odd Adult Masterclass and talks about how to get started for Illustration students. Available nationwide - within reason!