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Flamingo Alphabet for Zoo exhibition

Flamingo Alphabet for Zoo exhibition at The Lauriston, London UK

© Emma Russell

Wipe that look off your face

Wipe That Look Off Your Face for Mail Me Art 3, an exhibition and publication. Ink line drawing overlaid on paper collage.

© Emma Russell

Grounds for Divorce Secret 7"

Piece selected for the Secret 7” exhibition, at Mother London in Shoreditch, London, UK. Record sleeve for Grounds for Divorce by Elbow

© Emma Russell

Paper bird head for #BAGSIE

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.

© Emma Russell

Drawing for KPMG training video

One of a large number of drawings animated for training videos for KPMG.

© Emma Russell

Movember portrait for Gallery of Mo and HP Sauce

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.

© Emma Russell

Chic Bad Taste for Old Tat magazine

Chic Bad Taste for fashion magazine Old Tat

© Emma Russell

Hear Bear Pear for Little Free Libraries

Repeat pattern initially drawn for the Little Free Libraries Project UK and subsequently used for print design through Art Rookie UK

© Emma Russell

New year promo postcard

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.

© Emma Russell

Wild Sea paper sculpture

A 3d paper illustration, made of hand cut cartridge paper, for Illustration Friday topic “wild seas”.

© Emma Russell

Emma Russell


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


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


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