Leigh Hedstrom

Leigh joined the Lighthouse team as Illustrator and assists the team by creating specialised resources of exceptional quality for the Centre.

Leigh is a published children’s book illustrator with over 12 years of experience across a wide range of media for numerous clients.

Her first hardcover picture book, “Marty’s Nut Free Party”, was shortlisted for the Speech Pathology Book of the Year 2013. Her most recent book, “Emily Eases her Wheezes”, was named as a notable book in the Children’s Book Council of Australia Book of the Year Awards 2015.

Leigh immigrated to Australia shortly after completing High School in Cape Town. In Sydney, she completed a two year full-time Diploma in Fine Arts but it was her love of creating expressive, engaging characters for children that informed her career choice to become an Illustrator.

When not at work, Leigh loves to spend time with her most animated creation of all – her 8 year old son James.