William Goldsmith is an illustrator and writer based in London.
His work has appeared in a range of publications and exhibitions, both in the UK and internationally. His books include Vignettes of Ystov, The Bind, and the children’s middle grade series, Mark Anchovy.

William has also worked as a BA Lecturer in Illustration at Edinburgh College of Art, Glasgow School of Art, and at the British Higher School of Art and Design in Moscow.


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
  • Varoom! magazine
  • Vintage Books
  • The World of Interiors

Selected exhibitions

  • Best Of The Drawing Year

    Christie's, London, 2022

  • 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