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 economic 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 and working on numerous projects with Climate Scotland in support of positive change at COP26.

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.