Iain McIntosh's publishing work includes illustrations, book jacket designs, newspaper and online illustrated daily novels – the ‘44 Scotland Street’ and ‘Corduroy Mansions’ series - for best-selling author Alexander McCall Smith.
Iain designed and illustrated Alexander McCall Smith's 'Precious and the Puggies' children's novel, which was translated into Scots by award-winning author, James Robertson and tells the story of the girlhood adventures of Precious Ramotswe, founder of the Number 1 Ladies' Detective Agency. The UK English language version 'Precious and the Monkeys' was published in 2011 by Polygon and a US version by Random House entitled 'The Great Cake Mystery' in April 2012. The second book in the series 'Precious and the Mystery of Meerkat Hill' was published in July 2012 by Polygon.
He was both illustrator and designer for 'The Thing That Mattered Most'. Published jointly by Scottish Poetry Library and Black and White Publishing, it went on to win the UK national CLPE poetry book award.
Iain uses both traditional and digital techniques. His work has appeared in award-winning packaging, advertising, design, direct marketing and digital publishing. Newspaper and editorial work includes illustrations for The Financial Times, The Telegraph, Times Educational Supplement, Good Housekeeping, Reader's Digest, The Sunday Express Magazine and mastheads for several newspapers.
Iain was born and brought up in Motherwell. He lives and work in central Edinburgh, two minutes walk from 44 Scotland Street.