Add impact with simple hand drawn graphics

Custom illustration (or ‘studio work’) is about creating hand drawn visuals custom to your needs. I first meet or speak with you to discuss your desired outcome, after which I create hand drawn illustrations in my studio, either small scale (usually for reports, blog posts) or large scale murals (for events, training). Sometimes both! All illustrations are hand drawn, either digitally or on large paper/flipcharts.

I love the process of extracting and distilling the information you give me to create visuals that are engaging, lively and easy to digest. Take a look at the examples below (more coming soon).

Part of our aims with the SDS Road Testers project was to provide accessible information about Self Directed Support to disabled people and also to share learning far and wise. Emer worked with us on our Champions project and by understanding the issues involved she produced some bespoke graphics for GDA which underline key messages about choice and control. This was also evidenced in the Mural for the @My Choices: I Did it My Way@ event in March 2015 and the powerful images created for GDA were an excellent aide memoire to key messages and learning from the project.

Tressa Burke

Chief Executive, Glasgow Disability Alliance

Some instances where you may be looking for custom illustration:

  • You have a lengthy document – perhaps a plan or a strategy – and you want to bring this to life and make it more engaging for your audience
  • You use PowerPoint a lot and would love either: a. hand drawn slides or b. hand drawn posters/flipcharts to use instead of slides
  • You have an upcoming event and are eager to add impact with a large scale hand drawn poster (welcome poster, agenda etc.)
  • You are a facilitator or coach and are keen to embed hand drawn visuals in your work. You would love someone to take your existing materials and create a series of hand drawn posters/visual templates.

Sketchnotes and personal drawings

I like to draw and doodle at every opportunity. Follow me on Instagram to see more drawings like the ones below

Our team at the Scottish Government required a fast and efficient turnaround on some graphics work at a reasonable price. Emer worked with us to produce interesting work, and was patient and professional even when our specification and timeframes changed. She provided an accessible end product which told a great story. Thanks Emer!

Amy Marshall

Policy Officer, Directorate for Agriculture and Economy, Scottish Government