Paul Newman is an Irish-born author, illustrator and art teacher based in Sydney. He has worked in Dublin, London, Hong Kong and Sydney for a variety of clients in advertising, newspapers and magazines such as; Leo Burnett, The South China Morning Post and The Irish Independent. In Sydney he has worked as an editorial illustrator for News Limited working on the Daily and Sunday Telegraph, The Australian and The Weekend Australian. Over the last five years he taught observational drawing at Enmore Design Centre and now works as a writer and freelance illustrator.

He is the recipient of three Stanley awards for illustration.