In another life Danny Parker worked as a nurse, an actor and an undertaker before settling into work as a drama teacher. He is currently the Director of Drama and Youth Theatre at Hale School, in Perth, WA. A chance meeting with fellow WA-based illustrator and author, Matt Ottley, lead to Danny’s first picture book Tree in 2012. Their second collaboration, Parachute, was shortlisted for CBCA’s 2014
Guy Shield is a Melbourne-based illustrator with a background in publishing and an obsession with drawing. After 10 years in publishing, Guy successfully made the jump from the world of book and magazine design into Illustration for Advertising and Publishing. Guy has worked with a litany of worldwide clients including Rolling Stone, The Wall Street Journal, GQ Australia, WIRED magazine, Penguin, Luxury Travel, Drinkwise and Darebin City Council.