Ida Henrich

Ida Henrich

IllustratorUnited Kingdom
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Ida Henrich

Ida Henrich

IllustratorUnited Kingdom
About me
I’m a freelance commercial illustrator and designer based in Glasgow. My work colourfully explores narrative and image. I like to tackle 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. I currently work with a McAteer Photo twice a week to help them with their image library, social media and film editing.
  • October Issue - Sustainability - Sensor Wiesbaden
    October Issue - Sustainability - Sensor WiesbadenSensor Wiesbaden approached me looking for artwork for their October issue exploring sustainability with a positive angle. Inspired by my own carrot crop, and research into healthy soil, I created an illustration with a large carrot ready for harvest. The soil surrounding it is alive with bugs, slugs, ants, worms and smaller organisms.
  • My Dream Dinner Party - Rogano Mural
    My Dream Dinner Party - Rogano MuralHere it is! My mural at the Rogano in Glasgow’s city centre. I began painting this on Monday last week and have made it to the finish line. My Dinner Party pays subtle tribute to some of the Rogano’s fabulous famous diners and will be displayed for the coming 8 weeks before a new story begins to take shape. Have a visit and see if you can find out who is who! . Within my design, I wanted to celebrate the many special occasions from Rogano's long history. The artwork is inspired by BBC 4's 'My Dr
  • Buy Local Poster
    Buy Local PosterHere’s to all local gift shops, hairdressers, restaurants, pet shops and more! I would like to offer this yellow, blue and pink poster as a free printable A4 PDF to small businesses. If you are interested, please email me at Please share if you know somebody who might be interested. The artwork can be adapted to match your branding colours for a small fee. (This deal is available to small businesses only.) This is a poster in support of the local high street and the many d
  • Cherry On Top
    Cherry On TopThis is my sister Pauline climbing up the tree to get the best cherries up top. Recently, I have been working on involving more text into my artwork. I designed the composition and lettering on InDesign and then created the artwork on Procreate. The text looks like it is floating inside the branches. I can imagine this one as a cherry cider label actually? Can you see it as anything? I want to make some mockups.
  • News & Editorial illustration
    News & Editorial illustrationIn times like these, it is undoubtedly important to stay engaged in the political and social narrative around us. Considering the rise of nationalism, Brexit and now Covid-19, I wanted to make sure that I have artwork as evidence of these times. Having moved on from the chaos of Brexit to Covid-19, I have noticed how quickly my concerns from December 2019 have made way for this massive catastrophe.
  • Money, money, money!
    Money, money, money!Not every household has a financial buffer which allows them to easily overcome sudden difficulty, particularly during an epidemic which, does not have a retire date. This project aims to explore the different relationships that many families or individuals might have with money at a time of uncertainty. For some, with job security and savings, some unsettlement might be an easy obstacle, while others may lay awake at night.
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Work history
    OwnerIda Henrich Des
    Glasgow, United KingdomFull Time
    Freelance Illustrator and Designer | Sept ‘14 – Present Having worked with clients, including award-winning publishers, magazines and small businesses, I’m experienced in designing content for print and digital and have built a base of loyal clients. My art and design work for Strident Publishing and Neetah books is on sale in high-street chains such as Waterstones in the UK. My editorial illustrations and comics have been featured in magazines such as The Skinny. My work has been featured in exhibitions including Room to Manoeuvre at the Lighthouse in Glasgow. Core competencies Editorial illustration, graphic design, typography, branding, Adobe Suite, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, client meetings, print & digital design, trust-building, meeting briefs, problem-solving, art direction, commercial illustration
    Art EditorFearlessly CIC
     - Edinburgh, United KingdomPart Time
    The Ampersand Project, previously Fearlessly CIC, is a Government-funded project and magazine that aims to destigmatise mental health and encourages creativity. I started at the company as a volunteer in September 2017 and became the Art Editor in April 2018. Now I lead the graphic design and art-editorial of the bimonthly magazine produced on InDesign, which is read in over 170 countries worldwide. I manage the growing number of over 70 art volunteers at various skill levels, who have become devoted contributors offering an abundance of artwork. My extensive network of artists allows for varied and inspirational content, which is a key feature of the magazine, which encourages creativity. I create appealing editorial illustrations, which have the highest engagement on our social media channels. The magazine I design has caught the attention of First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon, who has submitted an article. Working within a small editorial team I have shared my technical Adobe Suite skills while intern improving my own social media and copywriting knowledge, this knowledge sharing has optimised the team’s productivity. Core competencies Design lead, design presentations for superior, creative initiative, Magazine Design, strong Adobe Creative Suite competence, excellent Adobe InDesign skills, brief writing, commissioning, strong organisational skills, deadline orientation, content creation, illustration, email communication, community building, content organisation, teamwork, Wordpress competence, meeting targets.
  • Communication
  • Adobe Create Suite
  • Idea Generation
  • Illustration
  • Design
  • Magazine Design
  • Comic Art
  • Album Art
  • Teamworking
  • Time Management
  • Digital Design
  • Editorial Illustration
  • Creative Direction
  • Advertising
    Communication DesignGlasgow School of Art
    Glasgow, United Kingdom
    The Communication Design course at the Glasgow School of Art focused on graphic design, illustration and photography skills with an emphasis on creative problem solving and visual storytelling. The course required meeting briefs within short timeframes, giving me a good understanding of working to deadlines. The four-year course taught me about the value of feedback, research and teamwork. Lectures on design history; gender studies and visual research provided context for my work. I have helped with fundraising, event organisation, exhibition planning and I have co-edited a student comic book. As Student Ambassador, I assisted the accommodation of ten students from the GSA Singapore campus for their short course in Scotland, in which they succeeded with a 100% pass rate. Core competencies Illustration specialism, graphic design, photography, visual research, design history and gender studies, problem-solving, event organisation, print and digital experience, networking