Christopher Nielsen is an Australian illustrator specializing in bringing joy and wonder to children through his art and storytelling. His illustration is inspired by a deep passion for mid-century culture and design.   In 2018 his first picture book saw him shortlisted for the CBCA Crichton Award for best new illustrator. He has been producing award winning picture books, middle grade, YA and non-fiction ever since.   When he’s not busy with a book he can be found raising his beautiful young family or playing with his band The Ramalamas.         CLIENTS INCLUDE: Disney/Pixar, Templar/Big Picture Press, Walker Books, Little Hare Publishing, Allen & Unwin, Harper Collins, Penguin Random House, Dirt Lane Press, Taronga Zoo, The School Magazine, Spider Magazine.   AWARDS: Acknowledged by The British Book Design & Publication Awards, The AGDA Awards, 3x3, Communication Arts, American Illustration, Society Of Illustrators NY, Luerzers Archive, Hotshop Awards and The Creative Annual. He has received Gold, Silver and Bronze medals in the Illustrators Australia Awards.