About me

Laura Hope

Partial client list:


NAMM Craftex Awards 2017 - Best Memorial in Show          

Cardiff School of Art and Design – Illustration Award (2015)

Rotary Club Young Artist of the Year Award 2011 - First Prize and Highly Commended

Rotary Club Young Artist of the Year Award 2010 – Highly Commended


CSAD - Summer Show / June 2015

National Trust (Dyffryn House) - Behind the Door / March 2015

MADE Cardiff - Winter Exhibition / January 2015

View Gallery Bristol - First Impressions / September 2014

MADE Cardiff – Dementia Exhibition / September 2014

Beyond the Border Story Telling Festival – Artist in Residence / July 2014

The Gate Gallery Cardiff- Outset / July 2014

Hi, I’m Laura, a freelance illustrator currently based in Oxfordshire who loves vintage things and drawing people. I have worked with international clients on projects from packaging to editorial, in sectors from food and drink to lifestyle… In addition to working from my home studio in Banbury, I enjoy working with luxury brands at live illustration events. I have illustrated live in both Harrods and Selfridges as well as at private events.

To see my live illustration portfolio, click here.

I used to work as an in-house artist for a large memorial company where I hand-etched portraits onto gravestones (yes, it’s a real job!) but my heart has always belonged to illustration, so in early 2018 I left my full-time job to pursue it. I am inspired by the elegance of the fashion illustration world as well as vintage photography and traditional Japanese painting. I illustrate using a traditional mediums, brush pens and markers, combined with lots of digital magic in Photoshop and Procreate.

To contact me about working together, click here.

I have also recently set up a creative community project with fellow illustrators Matt Roff and Alex Moore called the Oxford Doodle Club… To learn more about that, click here.

‘…[Laura’s illustrations] were sensitive, thoughtful, creative and extremely high-quality.

She was a pleasure to work with and I highly recommend her illustrative work.'

Laura Brown (Art and Design Editor)

The National Student

'Working with Laura was a pleasure from start to finish…

I would recommend Laura in a heartbeat!'

Louisa Davies (Events Coordinator)

Skinnydip London

'I am so glad I have met Laura…

She is incredibly talented and passionate...' 

Claudia Foecking (Founder)

 Hummingbird Australia

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