About Me





My name is Jim Kay, and I am an illustrator and concept artist for books, television and film. Watch a film of me working on Harry Potter:


In addition to illustrating books, I have also produced installation pieces for galleries, and concept work for film and television. I love museums, old books, David Lean films, creepy crawlies, gardening and just about any music from any century. I now live in Northamptonshire with my partner who assists me full time, and designs and makes hats too.

Contact Me

For anything Harry Potter related please contact the following email address (it goes to Bloomsbury who, hopefully, forward it on) JimKay@bloomsbury.com

For all event requests please contact Ian Lamb at Bloomsbury on ian.lamb@bloomsbury.com. Please note all events for the time being must be sent via Ian as he is co-ordinating my diary.

For everything else please email Alison Eldred, who represents me: alisoneldred@gmail.com

I’m not on Facebook or Twitter I’m afraid, because I just work ALL THE TIME, so never get chance to fiddle with these sorts of things.

Here are some links!

Alison Eldred my agent, and the best agent in the world, in fact probably one of the best people in the world.

Patrick Ness, stop reading this, and read his books instead. A genuinely lovely man, and boy can he write.

Ian Miller. Difficult to hang a label on Ian’s work –  well it speaks for itself, just have a look!

Alexis Deacon. A lovely chap, and in my opinion, the most gifted draughtsman around at the moment. I wish I could draw like him, his blog is great.









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