laura Helsby

laura Helsby

IllustratorManchester, United Kingdom
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laura Helsby

laura Helsby

IllustratorManchester, United Kingdom
About me
I'm a Manchester based illustrator interested in sequential art, graphic design and publishing work. I specialise in dark bold ink or black based work with inspiration derived from the Universal Horror franchise and vintage comic books and horror film posters. But I am flexible in my work and would love to work on a wide range of projects. Please feel free to contact me anytime at Or my Instagram: @illaurastrates
  • Halloween 2020
    Halloween 2020A collection of black and white detailed illustrations based on horror and Halloween themes
  • Kuru Graphic Novel/Comic
    Kuru Graphic Novel/ComicA one shot graphic narrative depicting the politics, morals and hypothetical consequences of environmental issues and animal agriculture.
  • Isolation Ink
    Isolation InkA collection of intimate ink drawings made during the pandemic, illustrating people of specific musical inspiration to me.
Projects credited in
  • The University of Huddersfield, BA (Hons) Illustration
    The University of Huddersfield, BA (Hons) IllustrationThe illustrator gathers, enlivens, softens or perturbs – drawing our surroundings, histories and desires together in a journey from eye to hand. To draw is to navigate thresholds of difference and representation, in order to stage an encounter between singular, subcultural and majoritarian ways of seeing.    Escaping the page and crossing the frame, line and narrative become vectors. Wending, weaving and spreading, they seek new surfaces, and explore new contexts. By infiltrating disciplines an
Work history
    Brand IllustratorPaul Bert Vintage Clothing
    Manchester, United KingdomFreelance
    Freelance commission based work to create a print and a publication to be produced alongside a vintage clothing collection.
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Print
  • Illustration
  • Drawing
  • Design
  • Hand Printmaking
  • Screen Printing
  • Ink Illustration
  • Ink Drawing
  • Comic Art
  • Comic Illustration
  • Sequential Art
    BA (hons) IllustrationUniversity of Huddersfield
     - Huddersfield, United Kingdom
    A2 LevelsSouth Trafford college
     - Trafford, UK