A little bit about me and how I became the cartoonist, designer & illustrator I am today

Ida Henrich

I’m a freelance illustrator and cartoonist based in Glasgow. My work colourfully and energetically explores narrative and image. I’m particularly interested in projects discussing social and economical issues. A recent highlight was seeing the cover I illustrated for the Skinny’s Edinburgh-Festival issue nominated for best cover 2019 by the Scottish PPA awards and painting a 3m x 6m mural for the Rogano which has been featured in the Herald Scotland and on Glasgow Live.

I first started designing and illustrating covers for books sold in high-street chains, such as Waterstones, in 2014. Since then, I have worked on a large variety of different projects with magazines, businesses and award-winning publishers. I graduated from Communication Design at the Glasgow School of Art with a BA (Hons). After starting as a contributor to the mental health project and magazine Fearlessly CIC in 2017, I served as staff Art Editor from April 2018 to September 2019. This has provided me with extensive insight into the editorial process and report design. Since leaving my role, I have illustrated an online report about the future of childcare in England for 3rdHorizons and The Staff College and have also worked on several projects with Scottish and German clients.