Hi everyone. I have just updated my illustration portfolio website and I would love a bit of feedback. It's helenpanayi.com

I am mostly focused on getting work in childrens picture books and middle grade books. If you have any feedback I would love to hear it. Anything about the layout, the amount of work, how it's divided into sections, or anything else! Thank you


  • @Kaja Kubiczek Hey Kaja, thanks so much! I like your suggestion with the mockups, definitely something I will add.
  • @Luis Pinto Thanks Luis! Good point. I'm not the best at writing about myself, but that is a great suggestion.
  • Great portfolio. Lots of projects and case studies. Would be lovely to add a little introduction in your landing page.
  • Hi Helen,

    Keep up the good work :) You are definately ready to apply for illustration jobs. The only thing I've noticed is you could probably use more book mockups or photos to display your illustrations and show some paper tactile qualities, embossings and effects, gold, silver or holographic foil.
  • @Lewis Williams Thanks Lewis! I appreciate the feedback, that's great to hear. It can me so tricky to look at your own work objectively.
  • Hey, just wanted to give my thoughts and let you know that I really enjoyed going through your portfolio. Everything is set up neatly and the work itself is refreshing and so well done. I can see you doing very well in the field of children's books / editorial work.
  • @Emily Smith Thanks so much Emily! I will definitely have a look at the more educational side of chuldren's publishing. Do you have any publishers that you could recommend?
  • Really nice portfolio, it's very clean and your work really stands out.I really love the Mythical Animal Alphabet! Maybe reach out to a few educational publishers (a lot of them deal with Children's Trade titles) and see if they'd be interested in having you on file for any future Children's books. I used to work in publishing so happy to help if I can :)

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