© 2017 Helen Ingrey


Helen Ingrey ~

Concept Artist • Illustrator 

Selected Artist ~

Little White Lies Magazine
Creative Brief 2016

'House of Cards'

'Your work was chosen for its outstanding quality in capturing a moment inspired by TV and film, with the added ability to execute a strong likeness in your interpretations...'

Selected artists, illustrators and image makers were given the opportunity to create a single illustration for a bespoke deck of playing cards, celebrating the Blu-Ray and DVD release of the award-winning House of Cards Season 4.



Contestant ~

Sky Arts' Portrait Artist of the Year 2014 Edinburgh Heat

TV series

'She's done something which is incredibly unusual... It is quite a surreal way of approaching portraitures.' Kate Bryan - judge, art historian and Head of Collections Soho House

Selected as a contestant in the live Edinburgh heat of the 2014 competition. Artists were required to produce a portrait of the sitter Helena Kennedy QC under timed conditions. The episode aired in November 2014.


Published Illustrations ~

Fashion Design: Process, Innovation and Practice Kathryn McKelvey and Janine Munslow

John Wiley and Sons, 2nd Edition (2 Dec 2011)

'[Fashion Design] has a problem-solving approach with practical design projects and portfolio exercises to encourage readers to develop their innovation, experimentation and versatility.'

Published illustrations included in Fashion Design as examples of the design process in terms of idea generation.



I currently work as a freelance concept artist and illustrator, specialising in environmental design. I have experience of working in both design and animation studios, including Studio Liddell (Manchester) and Blue Kangaroo Design (Newcastle-upon-Tyne). The work has varied from style guides, packaging and design documents to character design, digital retouching and matte painting.

Having trained in the field of Motion Graphics and Animation Design, I am familiar with both 2D and 3D design packages including Autodesk Maya, After Effects and the Adobe Suite.

I am fully appreciative of working to strict deadlines, implementing client feedback and producing high quality pieces of work.