Cassandra Allen lives in France and works as an independent illustrator specialising in children’s books. After years of study in Melbourne, including fine art, photography and multimedia, her independent illustration and graphic design business took form based in a collective studio in Prahran. Several years later Cassandra followed her heart and focused exclusively on illustration. After moving to Europe she began illustrating children’s books, the most popular one to date titled There Was An Old Sailor first published in 2010 and republished several times since.


Winner Crystal Kite Award, Society of Childrens Book Writers and Illustrator 2011, There Was An Old Sailor.
Finalist Book of the Year, Speech Pathology Australia 2010, There Was An Old Sailor.
Finalist Korean Picture Book Awards 2010, There Was An Old Sailor