They help you to tell your story and communicate ideas. Illustrations add character to your brand and help you to convey your messages in a clear and engaging way.

I know that what you do is unique and remarkable. And you need to get that individuality and passion across to your customers in a speedy way. Simply put, I can help you to stand out from the crowd.

I‘d love to work with your business to create unique illustrations tailored specifically to your needs. Here’s the kind of thing I can do:

Check out my portfolio for more examples.

You’re an unusual beast. Tell me more!

Yes I am! I’m a proud hybrid of illustrator and designer which gives you the best of both worlds. A little bit more than pure graphic design but more commercial than pure illustration. The perfect combo.

“Helena is an absolute joy to work with. She is commercial yet highly creative and her illustration and design skills are fantastic. I am delighted to recommend her.” Liz Bolt, Liz Bolt Associates.

I studied design at Uni in the 90’s when drawing by hand was still de rigueur and the “Charts” were full of wondrous tunes by the likes of Nirvana, REM and Massive Attack. 

I’ve worked with John Lewis and Liberty amongst others and I have a keen eye for what looks good and what doesn’t. My style is eye-catching and quirky but built to last to give you value as well as beauty.


It might be an eye-catching colour palette you need or classic monochrome. Leave it with me – my brain has been calibrated for design over the years to know what works best. It’s like a weird superpower.

I love illustrating anything to do with nature and the outdoors, music, kids and I love illustrating maps. And I like working with ethical businesses and those doing good things for the planet and other people.

“Helena is such a caring generous soul and pours love into everything she does. I would thoroughly recommend working with Helena to help your brand stand out ” Debbie Clarke, aka Debbie DooDah.

How does it all work then?

Get in contact and we can discuss your needs and budget. What you need the illustrations for, who your target audience is, what message would you like to convey? Don’t worry if you’re not sure, we’ll figure this out together – I have lots of ideas and am an excellent listener.

Once I have an idea of the scope of the project I’ll provide a quote and then we’ll move forward with an agreement and the initial designs.

This is the exciting bit! I’ll ensure I have a thorough understanding of what you need and start to translate your messages into unique and eye-catching illustrations. We talk along the way to make sure we’re on the same page. Once everyone is happy designs are finalised, invoiced and supplied. 

I like to support fellow businesses so (if you’re happy for me to) I’ll share our project on socials for a little bit of free coverage. Feedback is always welcome then it’s farewell until next time. Lots of my business is repeat and word of mouth which is brilliant.

“Helena was approached in 2015 to create our initial artwork for the Gloworm Festival and has gone on to design artwork and maps for the festival annually over the last 6 years. Not only is Helena fantastic at what she does, she invests an incredible amount of time to understand a brief and completely immerses herself into the projects she is working on. I’m incredibly proud to be able to have Helena as our illustrator and would recommend her to anyone seeking creative design work.” Richard Walpole, Festival Owner.

What’s the investment like?

Prices start at £500. It works best if you feel comfortable to share your budget with me. I’m interested in getting you as much for your money as possible. We can then discuss the most cost effective and impactful solutions for your business.

Whatever we go for, it will be impactful, grab your audiences’ attention and make you stand out from the crowd.

I want to talk some more…

In the first instance please email me at with a brief idea of what you’d like and your timescales. I’m currently taking bookings for January 2022. Let’s talk about how to elevate your brand above the noise. Contact me at:

helenatycedesigns@gmail.com

“Working with Helena is the opposite of those internet graphic platforms where you connect with a stranger and get what they think you should have (or the only style they can do). I now have something that I am truly proud to share with my customers; it’s beautiful, professional, exactly (or better than) what I wanted and it was a complete pleasure to work with this lovely woman.” Pam Burrows, People Booster.