Becky is a graphic designer with over 20 years experience, specialising in children’s publishing and book design. She splits her time between her job as Design Manager at Macmillan Children’s Books and working freelance for a variety of clients including UCLan Publishing.

She was a finalist at the British Book Design & Production Awards 2021 for her text design and illustration work on Gut Feelings by C.G. Moore, which was also awarded Book of the Year at the KPMG Children’s Book Ireland Awards in 2022.

Becky lectured on the Publishing MA at the University of Central Lancashire from 2015–2019 where she redesigned their Design and Production module. She is still a guest lecturer on the course and works closely with students on live projects and briefs through her work with UCLan Publishing.

Through this work with the wider team at UCLan Publishing, they have been awarded Best Newcomer at the Independent Publishing Guild Awards for the ethos of teaching publishing using a commercial publishing house in 2019, and in 2018 were winners of Times Higher Education Award for Innovation and Excellence in the Arts.

Most recently, Becky was awarded an Honorary Doctorate for outstanding services to graphic design and education by the University of Central Lancashire in 2022.

Becky also works closely with the St Bride Library in London where she volunteers as their Events Curator and sits on their Library and Learning Advisory Board. The programme of events is designed to widen the cultural and educational goals of the Library, to expand people’s creative imaginations and raise funds to keep the Library running for future generations to enjoy.

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‘Irish-born writer C.G. Moore has produced an original, multi-layered autobiographical verse novel about his experiences of illness as a child and young man. Each verse captures a different aspect of his life in blistering language that throbs with anger and emotion. It’s not an easy read but it is a rewarding one . . . The illustrations by Becky Chilcott are an integral part of this beautifully designed book, giving added visual interest to every page.’
Irish Times