Helping you publish your dream children’s book
Our little creative studio is here to help you achieve your dream of self publishing children’s books.
About Rock Sheep Studio
We’re a small award-winning creative studio located on the picturesque Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides.
We are passionate about children’s books and we love working with passionate authors. There is no better feeling than making someone’s dream of publishing a children’s book come true.
Watch this video to see our process in action:
Children’s book specialists
As a husband and wife team, we specialise in working with authors who are self publishing children’s books.
Our passion comes from reading children’s books with our daughter from an early age and more recently working on a variety of children’s books.
Providing illustration & formatting services
Our illustration and design services are there to support you throughout your publishing journey.
We can help you with storyboarding, character designs, producing illustrations and designing your book.
Tailored to your needs
There is no such thing as ‘one size fits all’ when illustrating and designing a children’s book.
As every author and story is different, we tailor a package of services specific to your needs. You can be sure your book is created with you, your story, and your audience in mind.
Get your children's book started today
Are you looking to self publish children’s books? Have you got a story or two in mind and are unsure how to get started?
We can help you right from the start with character design and storyboarding.
Get in touch today and we can point you in the right direction.
We are here to help you get your book published and into the hands of your readers.
Take a look at the illustration and design services we offer to help you on your self publishing journey:
Children’s book formatting is the invisible glue that ties everything together.
We can help you choose which book formats, fonts, trim sizes will work for your book, and manage the page setup requirements.
Our formatting service takes care of the whole process for you. Once complete, you are given print ready files to get published.
Our book formatting service starts from £295 for one print format and varying subject to the number of pages in the book and number of formats wanted.
Full creative package – illustrations & book design in one
Let us handle all of your book illustrations, formatting, and book design needs.
The right illustrations should compliment your written story and engage readers in a way that allows them to imagine your story happening right in front of their eyes. We can create a wide variety of illustrations inhouse from spot illustrations to full spreads, in colour or black & white, and with simple styling or a high level of detail.
By combining the right illustration with our comprehensive book formatting and design, we’ll get your book ready to publish and print to your printer’s requirements.
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The Whisker Twitchers
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Activate the Goddess Within Journal
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Get in touch today and discover how we can add rocket fuel to your self publishing dream.
The Rock Sheep Studio Team
Inspired by the world around us, we’re a husband and wife team who like to bring creativity and inspiration to everything we do.
Ben is an award winning designer that likes to combine precision design with his quick sense of humour.
Ben loves to create fun, quirky illustrated books, especially for kids, who have such a playful, innocent way of seeing the world.
There’s something satisfying in guiding kids and parents on a journey from one page to the next, to subtly convey the author’s message and ultimately leave a lasting impact.
Ben believes that great design is invisible. It’s something that’s felt, rather than noticed.
Becky is an award-winning creator of expressive, rustic artwork inspired by nature, people and the world around us.
Becky also works in a wide variety of illustrative styles and loves nothing better than a creative challenge.
She is particularly interested in drawing atmospheric landscapes, and animals native to the British countryside.
She often wonders what different animals would sound like if they could speak, and what stories they would tell.
Becky and Ben have been absolutely brilliant the whole way through my journey to launch That Beautiful Mind. The flagship product (a communications book designed for the parents and carers of children with special needs) is absolutely beautiful.
Becky literally plucked the fairy illustrations straight from my mind and breathed life into them, and Ben perfected the design of the book so it all flows together like a story. Beautiful.
I would highly recommend Rock Sheep Studio to anyone – Becky and Ben are wonderful to work with, nothing is ever too much trouble and they are experts at their craft.
Both Ben and Becky have been fabulous throughout the creative process of our first children’s book, Eddie Effort. They kept us fully informed, sending us regular updates and were brilliant at making suggestions when we were a little unsure!
We are thrilled with the work they did for us – hence a commitment for another 4 books!
Thank you so much for all your hard work, creativity and advice. It is very much appreciated!
Thank you to Becky Stout, of Rock Sheep Studio, for bringing Jessica and Lucy to life in her amazing illustrations.
Jessica and Lucy are exactly how I imagined them to be.
Thanks Becky, we are so pleased with what you have done for us!!!
We love our mascot squirrel!
Your illustrations have a sense of freedom about them, uninhibited drawing style and nothing contrived in execution.
Though they are ideal for children’s books, they are not child-like stylistically – rather, they are aspirational and positive.
Becky Stout is a fabulous illustrator and artist, as well as a creative writer.
Having worked with Becky, I am amazed at her ability to work in many different genres and I’m always impressed with how she translates scenes from a book in to a perfect piece of artwork.
Working with Becky and Ben has been an absolute pleasure. I saw Becky’s portfolio online and wrote my story having been inspired by it. Throughout, they have both been friendly, professional, clear and helpful.
Ben has done a wonderful design job, getting the book print-ready and very patiently helped me to find a font that I loved. He provided the file in the format required by the printer meaning that the printing stage was stress-free.
Becky has captured the characters perfectly and Ben has pulled it all together really well.
I can’t recommend Becky and Ben highly enough. I am thrilled with the final book!
Becky’s artwork for the cover of my book, The Chosen, is absolutely fantastic! When I first saw her concept art I knew she was the artist I wanted for the cover! She captured the emotion of the two main characters with incredible detail.
She is a very talented woman!
Love all of your designs Becky!
You have a wonderful way of capturing the essence of a message in your illustrations – quite a talent!
There are no words for how much I love your art.
Your illustrations take me back to childhood, so thank you.
Ben and Becky Stout are a true power couple.
Between their creative talents and intelligence, they took my seeds and bloomed a garden.
They helped me win multiple awards and as I am able, will work exclusively with them.
Patient and thoughtful, they are a joy to have on my team.
A colleague recomeneded Becky and Ben while I was in the process of creating my book and they worked with me and advised me on the content and layout. Becky created fabulous unique illustrations and Ben designed the book.
They are a great team and really involve you in all aspects of the project.
The finished book is absolutely beautiful, everyone comments on the book’s quality and creativity.
Huge thanks, and a 5 star experience. I will be using them again.
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