Hello! I am an illustrator from rural Worcestershire, and have just graduated from Leeds Arts University. I am hoping to move into the creative world as a freelance illustrator, I currently live and work between Leeds and Worcester.
I use illustration as an intuitive tool for emotive storytelling and take most of my inspiration from the natural environment. I want to capture and evoke emotions that we feel being human; particularly highlighting the interactions and interconnections between people and place.
Although I lean on digital drawing for quick turnaround editorial briefs, my practice is mostly analogue based. I have been experimenting with applying illustration to textiles and ceramics recently too. I’m open to lots of new projects and excited to continue evolving my creative voice.
Contact for more information about working together, commissions and past projects.


+44 7443023859



Intern Magazine 2020
Franco Manca 2019


First Class Hons. BA Illustration, Leeds Arts University 2017-2020
Distinction UAL Foundation in Art and Design, Plymouth College of Art 2016-2017


Penguin Student Book Awards 2020 Shortlisted Design
3 x 3 Magazine Honourable Mention 2020
Franco Manca In-House Illustrator Winner 2019


Leeds Arts University Graduate Show 2020
Conscious Creatives, online, 2020
Final1.jpeg, Colours May Vary, 2019
Find And Seek, Leeds Corn Exchange, 2019
Old Red Bus Station, 2019

© Olivia McEwan-Hill 2020