Aśka is an energetic illustrator, storyteller and science communicator who is a passionate advocate for visual literacy. She has illustrated nine published books and is a regular contributor to The School Magazine and other children’s publications. An active member of the local literature sector, she is part of many creative organisations, and the Illustrator Co-ordinator for the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators – Australia West. She is also a recipient of several government Arts grants, prizes, and the May Gibbs Fellowship.
Aśka believes visual literacy is one of the most important skills in today’s world and she loves projects which explore new ways of communicating and presenting ideas with images.
She has made comics, dabbled in animation, ran an animated film festival, held a solo art-science exhibition, and has been featured in an ABC arts documentary. She delivers engaging talks and workshops about her work, as well as developing her own visual story-telling ideas.
In addition to an Arts degree, Aśka holds a Physics degree and travels across Western Australia delivering science programs to school students on behalf of Scitech (the WA science centre).