Award-Winning Journalist, Illustrator & Photographer



Features, investigations and news stories for the world’s leading publications. Bylines: the BBC, Al Jazeera, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC), the Sydney Morning Herald, SBS News, the Independent, the Guardian, etc.

Published by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC)
By Zoe Osborne
Published by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC)
By Zoe Osborne



Watercolour paintings, pencil drawings and digital illustrations for private clients, book publishers and media publications. Clients include: Austin Macauley Publishers, Little Steps Publishing, Al Jazeera, the ABC, etc.



Photojournalism, portraiture and commercial F&B photography. Clients: a range of media companies (Al Jazeera, the ABC, the BBC, etc), Anadolu Agency, and hospitality clients in Sydney and Melbourne.  Please click the linked images below for my portfolio.



Illustration in partnership with children’s book author (and my wonderful mum!), Tess Osborne. We work with Austin Macauley Publishers and Little Steps Publishing. Please feel free to visit our website for more about our work together.

The Big Wall Feeling

The Big Wall Feeling is a story about two families in neighbouring houses who are divided by a hedge between their homes, and what that hedge represents. On one side of the hedge, Mum, Dad and Jacob live together with their cat, Marley, somewhere in Australia. When new neighbours move in next door, although they have the identical family set up (but no cat), their perceived differences passively prevent there being any contact between the families. Only Marley doesn’t notice this “big wall feeling” and moves happily between the families, until the night of the big storm…

Just Like Me

A little girl meets a new friend and notices all the similarities they share. Just Like Me was inspired by a memory Tess has of Zoe coming home from kindergarten, telling Tess about her new friend who was “Just like me!”. This little girl was in fact, on the surface, not “just like” Zoe at all and yet, where it mattered, they were exactly the same. As adults, we find it easy to fixate on the differences between one another rather than notice and treasure that which brings us together. Through rich, colourful illustrations and powerful words, this story brings to life the concept of human connection.



Hi! I’m Zoe, the storyteller behind this website. I’m an Australian freelance storyteller who has been lucky enough to travel for most of her life, and is now working from locations around South and Southeast Asia.

You can find me on Upwork (mainly art), or get in touch via my contact details at the bottom of this page. I am always looking for new opportunities and projects, and I would love to hear from you.


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+84 033 207 1756