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Emma Russell

illustration of Flamingo Alphabet for Zoo exhibition at The Lauriston, London UK
illustration of Wipe That Look Off Your Face for Mail Me Art 3, an exhibition and publication.
Ink line drawing overlaid on paper collage.
illustration of Piece selected for the Secret 7” exhibition, at Mother London in Shoreditch, London, UK.  Record sleeve for Grounds for Divorce by Elbow
illustration of Sparrow paper construction worn as a mask. #BAGSIE is a collaborative project curated by Soapbox & Sons, art directed by Emma Taylor of Creative Advice Network and photographed by Jonathan Knowles.  In February, ten illustrators and artists were chosen to take part.  We each made a self portrait on a paper bag exposing some internal element of ourselves.  These were exhibited at Proud Archivist London and collated in a publication.
illustration of One of a large number of drawings animated for training videos for KPMG.
illustration of Portrait with moustache in HP Sauce brand colours, one of a series drawn for competition winners throughout November.  Competition run by Gallery of Mo and HP Sauce. £50 was donated by HP Sauce to Movember charities for each portrait.
illustration of Chic Bad Taste for fashion magazine Old Tat
illustration of Repeat pattern initially drawn for the Little Free Libraries Project UK and subsequently used for print design through Art Rookie UK
illustration of My new year promo card showing a diver leaping from a 2014 diving board into a 2015 pool. Completed in warm, mid century colours to give a sleepy, sunny holiday feel.
illustration of A 3d paper illustration, made of hand cut cartridge paper, for Illustration Friday topic “wild seas”.

Profile

Hello, my name is Emma Russell AKA Hello Emma. I am a freelance illustrator based in London UK, specialising in line drawings, flat colour and patterns. I also make 3D paper sculptures. My work is clean and decorative, but with a little edge of weird. Left to my own devices, I often make work about unlikely champions, jokes and puns, memory, animals, fairytales and stories. Recently selected for/shown at: House of Illustration Illustrators’ Fair 2014 Secret 7” at Mother London RCA Secret Amwell Print Fair 2013 Zoo exhibition at The Hanbury #BAGSIE collaboration with Soapbox & Sons, Creative Advice Network and Jonathan Knowles Recent clients include: KPMG, Old Tat Magazine, Little Free Library Project, We Are Collision Magazine

Style/Techniques

Animation, Collage, Conceptual, Cut Paper, Figurative, Fine Art, Graphic, Lettering, Line, Line with Color, Paper Sculpture, Pen & Ink, Silhouette, Decorative, Floral, Pattern, Whimsical

Subject/Specialties

Humor, Animals, Computers, Corporate, Editorial, Fantasy, Fashion/Cosmetics, Food, Holidays, Information Graphics, Leisure, Music, Nature, People, Portrait, Technology, Food/Beverage, Lifestyle, Vintage / Retro, Feminine, Masculine, Edgy, Surface Design