William Goldsmith is an illustrator and writer based in Moscow, where he teaches illustration at the British Higher School of Art and Design.

His work has appeared in a range of publications and exhibitions, both in the UK and overseas.

Published by Jonathan Cape, his books include “The Bind” and “Vignettes of Ystov”, which was nominated for a Newton First Book Award.

He was awarded a residency in Brussels with literary house Pasa Porta, and was included in Canongate’s list of Top 40 Future Storytellers.

He was selected as a mentee on Scottish Book Trust’s mentorship scheme, and is currently working on a middle grade chapter book.


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Selected clients

  • Art Review
  • Assemble
  • Anorak Magazine
  • Belle and Sebastian
  • Blink Industries
  • Fortean Times
  • The Goethe Institut
  • It's Nice That
  • Jonathan Cape
  • Pasa Porta
  • Reader's Digest
  • Royal Opera House
  • Scottish Book Trust
  • Spirou
  • The Independent
  • U Studio
  • Varoom! magazine
  • Vintage Books

Selected exhibitions

  • Prints Charming

    Hamilton House, Bristol, 2016

  • William Goldsmith: Drawings and Comics

    Hereford College of Arts, Hereford, 2015

  • Wanderings

    The Brick Lane Gallery, London, 2014

  • Nostalgia and Progress

    Stanley and Audrey Burton Gallery, Leeds, 2014

  • The Art of The Comic Strip

    The Belgian Comic Strip Centre, Brussels, 2013

  • Pick Me Up Selects

    Somerset House, London, 2013

  • Hazy Maze Cave

    Analogue, Edinburgh, 2012

  • KomMissia

    Vinzavod Gallery, Moscow, 2011

  • The Diary of Oscar Kirk

    Museum of London Docklands, London, 2010

  • That's Novel

    London Print Studio, London, 2010