Hello, I'm Ellen Li,

I'm an illustrator with graphic design training, working in London. I have a sensitive approach to storytelling and a tactile way of interpreting ideas into watercolour and ink illustrations. I'm invested in social change and understanding what it means to be human and our relationship to our wider communities, these themes are often featured in my work. 

I've been lucky to have worked for and collaborated with clients big and small, from bringing to life visual identities for independent businesses to deeply personal stories in the form of A Girl Like Tilly. A book published in 2017 by Jessica Kingsley Publishers which takes a compassionate look at the life of a young girl growing up with autism. 

When I'm not at my desk you can find me finding new ways of keeping my sassy whippet Toby entertained.   

Selected Clients

Raqqa Museum  •  RSA  •  DEFRA  •  Thomas.Matthews  •  FARA  •  Cubicle Journal  •  Apercu Journal  •  Hajinsky Magazine

Open for Commissions

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