This is a selection of my commissioned illustration. Sometimes it’s part of a broader design project; other times purely an image.

Crags for Edinburgh Book Festival by helen wyllie

Baillie Gifford asked me to create three illustrations for the Children’s Book Festival in Edinburgh this year. This one of the Crags is 2m tall, divided into five-panels. The others are of Portobello and Stockbridge.

Debussy Toy Box for CBSO by helen wyllie

Series of illustrations for the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra to accompany their performance of Debussy’s Toy Box.

Glenkinchie Distillery and Pencaitland illustration by Helen WyllieLIDL limited edition shortbread tin

I was commissioned by Glenkinchie Distillery to create an illustration that celebrates their recently-spruced-up foot path from Pencaitland village up to the distillery | LIDL supermarket asked me to create an illustration for their Christmas 2017 shortbread tin

Tommy Foggo Superhero illustration by Helen WyllieEQ RevolutionNORD for Firefly

Tommy Foggo Superhero | Revolution for Edinburgh Quartet | NORD, a Firefly Studio play by Eleanor Morrison and Kirsty Byers

alice in wonderland illustration by helen wyllieDay of the Dead for Queen's Hall by Helen Wyllie

Set of illustrations for Macmillan Publishing to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the original Alice in Wonderland publication
| Dia de los Muertos illustration for the Queen’s Hall in Edinburgh

Slanting Rain

Slanting Rain, illustration and design for a new commission by Alasdair Nicolson for Edinburgh Quartet | design for a Greenpeace poster competition | Hadley Court Singers concert flyer

Edinburgh Quartet Dance illustration by Helen WyllieDunbar Harbour illustration by Helen WyllieHaddstock festival

Dance for Edinburgh Quartet | Dunbar Harbour and John Muir for East Lothian Council | Haddstock Festival

Winterplay illustration by Helen Wylliewhat fine things illustration by helen wyllieEast Neuk Festival 2017 by Helen Wyllie

Winterplay, a chamber music festival in Edinburgh | What fine Things We Are, a musical on the theme of mental health by Kath Bruce | East Neuk Festival 2017 brochure cover

| East Neuk map

East Neuk Festival 2015 brochure cover and 2016 promotional postcard showing festival highlights on a map of the East Neuk.

scottish borders fabric illustration by helen wyllie

Illustration for Knit Two Together, a Stellar Quines project celebrating the textile history of the Scottish Borders

shakespeare young reader characters by helen wyllie

Set of Shakespeare characters in the Macmillan Young Reader style for Macmillan Publishing to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death.

tantallon bass rock and pink footed goose illustration by helen wyllie

I was commissioned to create the East Lothian Council’s Christmas card, to feature a local landmark – “yes please no problem” says I with my Bass Rock obsession! I ventured out and included Tantallon Castle, another of my favourites, and the pink footed goose because they fly home for Christmas. I’ve been so pleased with the response it’s received – The East Lothian Courier tweeted that it was their favourite card of 2013, and it’s also been tweeted by Historic Scotland and the Sea Bird Centre, among others.

Mala Fama CDthe power of consumerism: illustration by helen wyllie

Summers : Silvola : Kvam – Mala Fama CD | Illustration for Richmond Publishing, to be included in an English Language teaching publication (the assignment discusses using the medium of advertising to criticize advertising)

devolution of a caledonian challenger: illustration by helen wyllie

I took part in the Caledonian Challenge (54 miles of walking within 24 hours) and created this wee illustration to encourage sponsorship from friends. Much to my surprise, I absolutely loved the walk and didn’t really live up to my illustration – I was the annoying team member who was still cheerful in the middle of the night!