Dapo Adeola

Illustrator

About Dapo Adeola

Dapo Adeola is an award-winning illustrator and designer who creates characters and images that challenge expectations around race and gender in a fun and upbeat way. He is the co-creator and illustrator of bestselling picture book Look Up! - winner of the Waterstones Children's Book Prize and the number 1 debut picture book of 2019.
London born and bred but of Nigerian heritage, when he's not busy cooking up new characters and adventures you can find Dapo running illustration and character design workshops with children or organising events to help highlight the possibilities of a career in illustration to underrepresented members of the Black diaspora.

Recent activity

S.T.E.M. - S.T.E.A.M. Day (US)
Discover Look Up! by Nathan Bryon. Published by Puffin.
3 months ago
Hug a Bear Day
A remarkable book that your children will love. My Dad Is A Grizzly Bear by Swapna Haddow.
3 months ago
Nathan Bryon and Dapo Adeola
Out now! Rocket Rules by Nathan Bryon, illustrated by Dapo Adeola. Published by Puffin.
11 months ago
Swapna Haddow and Dapo Adeola
Out now! My Mum is a Lioness by Swapna Haddow, illustrated by Dapo Adeola. Published by Macmillan Children's Books.
1 year ago
Malorie Blackman and Dapo Adeola
Out now! We’re Going to Find the Monster by Malorie Blackman, illustrated by Dapo Adeola. Published by Puffin.
1 year ago
Dapo Adeola, Alyissa Johnson and Sharee Miller
Out now! Hey You! by Dapo Adeola, illustrated by Dapo Adeola. Published by Puffin.
1 year ago
Swapna Haddow and Dapo Adeola
Out now! My Dad Is A Grizzly Bear by Swapna Haddow, illustrated by Dapo Adeola. Published by Macmillan Children's Books.
1 year ago
Plastic Free July
It's Plastic Free July, learn about the impact plastic has with Clean Up! by Nathan Bryon and Dapo Adeola from Puffin.
2 years ago