Fatti Burke Illustration


My friends call me Kathi.

Fatti Burke is an illustrator from Co. Waterford, Ireland. She has been working as a freelance illustrator since she graduated from the National College of Art and Design in 2012. Her work revolves around the things she loves – food, home, memes, animals and tradition. 

Her first three publications in children's non-fiction (Irelandopedia (2015) Historopedia (2016) and Focloiropedia (2017) were a collaboration with her regular teammate, her father John Burke.

She has spent the past five years focused on producing many more illustrative non-fiction titles across a wide variety of subjects. These include female role models (I Look Up To… , Penguin Random House) ancient civilizations (Find Tom in Time, Nosy Crow) Irish heroes (Little Library, Gill Books) among loads of other fun subjects.

Represented by Art Associates Amsterdam

Member of Illustrators Ireland and the Association of Illustrators.




Penguin Random House
Nosy Crow
Gill Books
Southern Comfort
Electric Ireland
Cara Magazine
Failte Ireland
One Direct
The Irish Times
Guts Magazine
Queensland Tourism
Valeo Foods
+ More

Published CHILDREN’S titles

Gill Books:
Irelandopedia (2015)
Historopedia (2016)
Focloiropedia (2017)
Little Library: Granuaile (2018)
Little Library: Brian Boru (2019)
Little Library: Constance Markievicz (2019)

Facts! One for Every Day of the Year (2017)
(Editions: English, Russian, French)
Epic Tales of Adventure and Triumph (2019)

Nosy Crow & The British Museum:
Find Tom in Time: Ancient Egypt (2019)
(Editions: English, Chinese, Spanish, Catalan, French, Italian, Danish, Japanese, Dutch, Korean, Greek)

Penguin Random House:
I Look up To: Ruth Bader Ginsburg (2018)
I Look Up To: Michelle Obama (2018)
I Look Up To: Serena Williams (2019)
I Look Up To: Malala (2019)

Macmillan UK:
Wheels (2019)

+ many more to be announced!


JCI Ten Outstanding Young Persons of the Year 2018
Contribution to Children, World Peace, and/or Human Rights

Irish Book Award 2015
RTÉ Radio 1's Listener's Choice Award

CBI Book of the Year Award 2016
Judge's Special Award

CBI Book of the Year Award 2016
Eilis Dillon Award (First Children’s Book)

Irish Design Institute
Toast of the Town Award