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:

Book formatting

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.

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 Stout

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 Stout

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.


Ready to start self publishing your children's books?

If you’ve seen something that could help you with your publishing journey, fill in our contact form to discover how we can help you.