A little bit about me and how I became the Cartoonist, Designer & Illustrator I am today

Ida Henrich

I’m a freelance commercial illustrator and designer based in Glasgow. My work colourfully explores narrative and image. I particularly enjoy tackling topics that are difficult to speak about using words alone. I’m particularly interested in projects surrounding activism towards a better, more fair and connected society.

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 volunteering at 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.

What I can do for you

As a professional storyteller, I support your creative ideas by bringing my skills as a professional illustrator and designer to the table. Some clients provide a comprehensive brief from the outset, while others require some support in constructing their vision. As a visual communicator, I develop each creative challenge to best suit the needs of the client.

Ida running in the park | Cartoon by Ida Henrich

How I usually work

Whether the project is large or small – clarity, problem solving and organisation are key. After welcoming a client to our partnership I use our discussions to form a project proposal. This enables the client insight into my processes and ensures that we are both on the same page. When appropriate, I like to work closely with clients as they are experts within their own field.

Ida reading her 'Invisible women' book in her bed. Artwork by Ida Henrich

My skills include:

  • Illustration, comics & visual storytelling
  • Graphic design for print, web & social media
  • Experience as an Art Editor
  • Magazine / Editorial design
  • Extensive knowledge of the Adobe Suite (InDesign, Photoshop & Illustrator)
  • Branding
  • Art direction
Ida feeling inspired on a train journey
Ida smelling some flowers on a walk while a dog pees on the flowers in the background. Artwork by Ida Henrich