Heather Arnold is an author, designer, and illustrator. She produced Draw New Zealand Birds (2007, Reed), which won the 2008 Storylines Notable Book Award for non-fiction and also the LIANZA Elsie Locke Award for children’s non-fiction. Heather is the designer and illustrator of Rangitoto (2009, Puffin), with author Maria Gill, and the book is a finalist in the 2010 NZ Post Children’s Book Awards in the Non-Fiction category. Heather Arnold was also short-listed for the 2010 Storylines Gavin Bishop Award.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Arnold, Heather (1961 - ) is an author, designer and illustrator. She was born on the North Shore, Auckland, and gained a Diploma in Graphic Design from Auckland Technical Institute in 1985 and a Diploma in Digital Media from Media Design School, Auckland in 2007. She currently works as a freelance web designer, graphic designer and illustrator.
Heather Arnold is the author, designer and illustrator of Draw New Zealand Birds, first published by Reed Publishing in 2007. It has since been reprinted under the Puffin imprint, published by Penguin (NZ). In 2008, the book won a Storylines Notable Book Award for non-fiction and also the LIANZA Elsie Locke award for children’s non-fiction.
Heather Arnold is the designer and illustrator of Rangitoto (Puffin, 2009), written by Maria Gill. Trevor Agnew, in Magpies, wrote, ‘This book is so good that I want to stand in the street waving copies and shouting, “Buy it!” After a lifetime in schools and libraries, I know a good non-fiction book when I see it. Rangitoto is not just good; it’s excellent…It is amazing how much is packed into 32 pages. This is non-fiction writing and presentation at its best.’ Rangitoto is a finalist in the 2010 NZ Post Children’s Book Awards in the Non-Fiction category.
Heather Arnold was short-listed for the 2010 Storylines Gavin Bishop Award.
MEDIA LINKS AND CLIPS
- Heather Arnold’s website
- Portfolio website for Heather Arnold
- Rangitoto teacher’s resource
- How to draw a Kaka (PDF)
- Kids make your own Rangitoto Island template (PDF)
- Draw New Zealand Birds website