Photo by Montse Marmol

About me

Helena is an illustrator born in Spain, where she studied a Fine Arts degree. She relocated to London in 2012, where she's currently based.

As an illustrator, Helena specialises in portraits, editorial and book illustration.

Her mysterious and conceptual illustrations, often depicting characters in surreal situations, are rich in detail and color. Her work is inspired by art, literature, and cinema.

She has published two illustrated books in France (Louna au Musée and Bonne Nuit Louna) and among her clients are publishing houses like Penguin Random House and Anaya and publications and newspapers like Il Corriere della Sera and BuzzFeed.

Selected clients

Penguin Random House
Tate Publishing
BBC Proms
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Quarto Publishing Group
Anaya
Buzzfeed
Inside Housing Magazine
Il Corriere della Sera
Santillana
Penley Estate
Familius Publishing

Exhibitions

TEDx Barcelona Women. Barcelona. 2017.

Al Otro Lado. Miscelánea Gallery. Barcelona, 2017.

The Dark Forest Collective Exhibition. Light Grey Lab Gallery, Minnesota. 2017.

UIVO 6 Exhibition. Fórum da Maia. 2017.

The 2016 Cheltenham Illustration Awards Exhibition — Tales of Nonsense. The Wilson, Cheltenham. 2016.

Imaginary Friends Christmas Collective Show. Lisbon, 2016.

Hear Me Roar Exhibition. Sheffield, 2016.

On The Other Side Exhibition. Lisbon. 2016.

The Scribble Project Exhibition. Melbourne, 2014.

Bully Project Exhibition. San Francisco, 2015.

Hear Me Roar Exhibition. London, 2015.

Skyline By Exhibition. Ilustrísima, Museo ABC. Madrid, 2014.

Awards

Shortlisted for the Communication Arts 2018 Illustration Competition

Merit & Honorable Mention Winner of 3x3 International Illustration Award 2017

Shortlisted for the Communication Arts 2017 Illustration Competition

Winner of The 2016 Cheltenham Illustration Award

Shortlisted for The Ashurst Emerging Artist Prize 2017