ALI HALL was born in 1963 in Manchester UK, where she still lives and works. She graduated with a BA Hons degree in Graphic Design and Illustration from Leeds Metropolitan University in 1986. In the same year, she won the Friends of Israel Educational Foundation Art Award, a travel bursary culminating in an exhibition of works at Christies Contemporary Art in London. She then began a successful career in illustration, and her editorial and publishing clients have included Penguin Books, Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, BBC Publications, Heinemann Childrens Books, Kelloggs, Hodder and Stoughton and Emap Metro publications. Ali also collaborates with her husband, designer Ben Hall, on design and illustration projects.
In 2007 Ali created, designed and developed Joe Orton Online, the official website dedicated to maverick 1960s British playwright Joe Orton, who was immortalised in the 1987 movie Prick up your Ears. The site was created in partnership with the Orton Estate, Leicester City Council, the University of Leicester and Islington Council.www.joeorton.org