Jim Kay's first loves were art and natural history. He is passionate about stories that combine history and the environment and has worked at Kew Gardens, as the Assistant Curator for the Illustrations Collection. Jim also loves projects that challenge him to create exotic and unusual worlds. He has been honored with multiple awards most notably the 2012 Kate Greenaway and the Carnegie Medal for A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness. He is currently illustrating the entire Harry Potter series for Bloomsbury.