Our History


Little Blue Zebra is a family run business specialising in beautifully illustrated animal wall art. We are two sisters, Lucy and Joanna, and our Dad, award-winning children's book illustrator, John Butler.

We are all passionate about beautiful design and inspiring children to love nature and wildlife. 

Both mums to three children ourselves, we set up Little Blue Zebra so that our Dad's much-loved animal illustrations could be enjoyed and admired on children's walls as well as in his books.

Many of the illustrations in our prints feature in his best-selling books: Whose Baby Am I?, Who Says Woof? and If You See a Kitten. 


Each of our designs is printed on FSC accredited premium art paper, signed, carefully packaged and sent out by our family team from our studio in Kent.

Lucy, Joanna & John

Lucy is a graphic designer who works with John to design all of our prints. Having previously worked at The Sunday Times, she is passionate about beautiful typography, colour and art.

Joanna is a qualified biologist and nature conservationist. She has always been inspired by nature and previously spent time living amongst lions and elephants working as a game ranger in South Africa. She now enjoys taking care of the business side of Little Blue Zebra.

John is an award-winning children's book illustrator and writer, acclaimed for his lovable and realistic renderings of animals. He has worked for the most prestigious publishing houses, illustrating over 60 books enjoyed by children worldwide in 20 countries. He cannot remember a time when he didn't draw, a passion that has turned into a lifelong pastime. He grew up fascinated by the natural world and spent many blissful days exploring the wild woodland garden surrounding his childhood home. When he isn't holding a paintbrush or pencil, he can often be found sailing around the UK and French coasts! You can read more about John and his beautiful books at www.johnbutlerart.com