About Illustrator Emily Wallis

Emily Wallis PhotoAbout Me

Hello and thank you for visiting my website! I am a freelance illustrator based in Wells, Somerset. All of my artwork is traditionally hand-drawn and I usually work with watercolour, pen and pencil. I am a member of the Association of Illustrators and I work on all sorts of illustration commissions worldwide. My latest project has been illustrating a children’s book called ‘Mr Snuffles’ Birthday’. It was written by my second cousin, David Greaves and will be available to buy from 1st May 2018. To view my illustrations, please click on the portfolio page and don’t forget to check out my blog! If you would like to commission me or have any questions, please feel free to contact me – I would love to hear from you.


MA Sequential Design and Illustration – University of Brighton, 2010 – 2012
BA (Hons) Illustration – University of Brighton, 2005 – 2008
Diploma with Distinction in Art and Design – Middlesex University, 2004 – 2005


Scholastic, Macmillan, Random House, Ulysses Press, Quarto, Reader’s Digest, Jessica Kingsley, The Art File, Paperlink, Brown’s Design, Make Believe, Jamie Oliver’s Magazine, Outdoor Photography Magazine, Premier Equine Art, Penny Black Rubber Stamps (USA) Stewo Giftwrap (Austria), Invesco Perpetual Magazine, Fall-Line Outdoor Adventure Guide, Louche Theatre Company, DPI Magazine (Taiwan), Box of Frogs, Inside Out Magazine, Good Bad Ugly Magazine, Funky Raw Magazine, Folkestone Triennial, Oxfam, CND, PeaceWorkers UK, Movement for the Abolition of War, International Alert, Housmans Peace Diary, Nonviolent Peaceforce.


London Transport Museum, London Underground, Bankside Gallery, Cheltenham Illustration Awards, London College of Communication (AOI Illustration Awards), Michael Aldrich Gallery, A2 Gallery, London Book Fair, Serco Prize for Illustration (Head Office), Ice Twice Art Gallery, I2Art Gallery, Hope Gallery, Art For Peace (Minneapolis USA), East London Mornings, Art Up Gallery, The Grange Art Gallery and Museum, Lancaster Art Centre, Art House Licensing (Open House), Brunswick Town Art Fair, Crawley Festival of Words, The University of Brighton (MA and BA), Free Range, The Print Room Lewes, The Print Room Brighton.

Features and Awards

Shortlisted for the Hermione Hammond Drawing Bursary, 2012
Highly Commended for the Cheltenham Illustration Awards, 2011
Images 34 – Best of British Contemporary Illustration, 2010

Design Week Magazine, DPI Magazine – Interview Feature, The Independent, The Daily Telegraph, Twin Cities – Minneapolis Newspaper.

Artist’s Licensing Agent


Work Placements

Eastwing Illustration Agency – London
Inkshed Illustration Agency – London
Illustration Workshop for Children – London Transport Museum.