About
Natelle is a Malaysian-born illustrator who grew up in New Zealand, and now lives in leafy Southeast England with her husband, an apathetic cat, and a loud-snoring dog.
Natelle currently focuses on children’s illustration, in particular picture books, young fiction, and non-fiction. She loves to use bold colours and cinematic perspectives to draw audiences into her worlds. Working digitally, her illustrations often revolve around real life themes commingled with fantastical adventures. Natelle draws from constant evolving influences, from popular culture, to her heritage and personal experiences, through to the natural world.
In her free time Natelle loves to explore nature trails with her husband, smother her cat and dog with kisses, and tend to her seemingly endless collection of house plants.

Got a project in mind? We’d love to hear more about it! For enquiries related to children’s picture books, fiction, non-fiction, and YA, please get in touch with Natelle’s agent Alice Williams at Alice Williams Literary Agency. For all other enquiries (including custom commissions and licencing), please drop Natelle an email at natelle.quek@gmail.com
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Clients
Honours & Affiliations
Jan 2020 – Awarded SCBWI BIPOC Women’s Scholarship
Nov 2019 – Winner of SCBWI BI “Beginning, Middle and End” Winchester Conference Illustrator Competition
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Jan 2021-Present – Bookshop.org Affiliate
Nov 2019-Present – Member of AOI
Oct 2019-Present – Member of SCBWI

Features & Exhibitions
Jun 2022 The Guardian Childrens and Teens Roundup
Jun 2022 Booktrust Blog: We Live in a Wonderful Multicultural World
Feb 2022 – Bologna Children’s Book Fair Illustrator’s Virtual Wall
Feb 2022 – SCBWI BI Words & Pictures: REPRESENTATION New Lunar Year
Nov 2021Power In Numbers Exhibition, Nucleus Gallery Portland, OR
Jun 2021 – Kirkus Reviews Danny Chung Sums It Up
Aug 2020 – SCBWI Bulletin Summer 2020 edition
May 2020 – Bologna Children’s Book Fair Illustrator’s Virtual Wall
May 2020 – SCBWI BI Words & Pictures Featured Illustrator of the Month
Apr 2020 – SCBWI BI Words & Pictures: BIPOC Women’s Scholarship
Jan 2020 – SCBWI Featured Illustrator of the Month
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