Rose illustrates for poetry, non-fiction and archaeological publications.


Rose has been an illustrator for the award winning Guillemot Press since its creation in 2016. Books for Guillemot include: 

Sea Changeby Phoebe Power and Katrina Porteous (2021)

Featured on Open Country on Radio 4 in July 2021 

Tenter by Susie Campbell (2020)

Watch Rose talking about the illustration of Tenter here

Read about The Making of Tenter by Susie Campbell and Rose Ferraby here

‘The Tender Map’ by Melanie Challenger (2016)

Won the Michael Marks Award for Poetry Illustration in 2017. Limited edition.

Rose has illustrated other poetry books including ‘Under the Wave’ by John Torrance (2021) and ‘Vestiges’ edited by Melanie Giles (2021). These were designed with Luke Thompson. Rose and Luke are working together on the creation of more poetry books in 2022. 

Rose has run poetry and illustration workshops with Holly Corfield Carr (Bodmin Poetry Festival and the Poetry Society), Jen Hadfield (Guillemot Press) and Melanie Giles (Vestiges). 


Rose’s interest in landscape and environment have led to collaborations with writers on themes of environmental change. This includes ‘Ghost Maps and Phantom Islands’ with Dr Ben Smith (author of ‘Doggerland’), ‘Warp-land’ with Dr Jos Smith, and ‘Tree Tales’ with Dr Jos Smith and Dr Luke Thompson. 


Since her MFA Rose has been interested in how authorial illustration can be used to tell imaginative narratives about the processes of archaeological work, and the discoveries and stories that are revealed. Past projects include the Cramond Lioness (Scotland), and a series of prints based on aerial photography and geophysics. She is now developing this work to experiment more broadly with how visual art and creative practice can be used in museums and at heritage sites.

She also works as a technical illustrator for archaeological projects, creating maps, plans, interpretations of geophysical surveys and reconstructions.