Hello, my name is Helen Nowell and I am a freelance illustrator
                                                              based in England.

Helen Nowell at her desk


"Helen approaches every brief with gusto, and always seems to have an armoury of contemporary illustration styles and crafted solutions at hand to enhance the subject matter.  And like Helen, her characters and concepts are full of life and oozing wit.

With fresh illustration styles mindful of the Art Directors requirements, Helen delivers precise work, a great asset for any design studio working to tight deadlines."

                                                                                                                       Kevin Collins, Samphire Creative

" I can safely say that these are the most popular Christmas cards we ever sold by some distance! 

Simon Redgate, Nottingham Toursim Centre Manager

Projects I have worked on include magazine illustrations, online game design and illustrations for greetings cards.

I am interested in new projects within the publishing, editorial and advertising industries. I am also interested in art licencing opportunities.

I teach part-time on the Graphic Communication and Illustration Degree Course and sessionally on the Art and Design Foundation Course at Loughborough University. I am an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

In my spare time, I enjoy racket sports (well all sports - although not so much the ones which require balance) and cooking for friends and family.  I love trying new things. I have a subscription to the Lonely Planet Magazine and I enjoy going to the theatre.

Recognition and Exhibitions

'Wildlife', John Lewis Nottingham - 2019
'History and Heritage Timeline' Presentation and Installation, England National Football Centre, Burton - 2018
'Nottinghamshire', John Lewis Nottingham - 2018
'Iluminate', Broadway Gallery, Nottingham - 2015
'ABC Arts Trai'l, Open Studios Nottingham - 2015
Merit Award - Hiiibrand Illustration International Competition - 2012
D&AD New Blood, London - 2011
'Fresh Milk', Loughborough - 2011
Chatsworth House, Derbyshire - 2006

It is a real joy to create pieces of illustration and artwork. So if you like my work and have a project in mind, please don't hesitate to contact me!

tel: + 44 (0) 7947896489
email: helen.nowell08@gmail.com

                                                                                                    ...I would be delighted to hear from you.