Hello and Welcome

My name is Cass Urquhart and I am an illustrator living in Melbourne, Australia.

I’ve loved drawing since I was very young, when I used to make up my own characters and write short stories to go with them. 

Some early work from 1989.

Some early work from 1989.

I went on to study fine art and occupational therapy before eventually discovering graphic design. I received my Bachelor of Visual Communication from QCA (Queensland College of Art) in Brisbane Australia where I grew up. I started my creative career in 2009 while I was still studying by making posters for friends bands. 

After working as a studio designer for several years and doing illustration on the side, I eventually decided to branch out on my own as a full time illustrator.

My favourite materials to work with are pencil, gouache and watercolour. My work is happy and colourful, and often inspired by vintage textiles, design history and the natural world. 

I'm always keen to be involved in new and interesting projects. If you have a project you would like to discuss I'd love to hear from you.


Select Clients

Allen and Unwin
City of Gold Coast
Frankie Magazine
Handsome Tours
Hinkler Books
Reach Out
Slow Living Magazine
Smudge Publishing
Organic Life Magazine
Urban Walkabout