Grace Helmer’s illustration is one of the best examples that shows how great things can still be done by hand despite the exponential growth of digital technology. A freelance illustrator and occasional animator from Brighton, Helmer is best known for her distinct style of painterly illustration depicting cheerful characters. She is currently living and working in London and is also part of Day Job Studio – an independent illustration collective comprising 10 graduates from Camberwell College of Arts.
It is not surprising that her designs have graced so many magazine spreads including Octopus Books and Little White Lies. Also recently, her ever-growing list of clients has included Harvard University as one of her animations is now being used for its students to learn about neuroscience. Very interesting isn’t it?