Bookings are available for live illustration, portraits, and hand-lettering at high-street stores, festivals and business events. I can also produce hand-drawn window displays for shop fronts as created for this shop as part of The Lakes International Comic Festival in 2017.
Most recently I have live illustrated bespoke watercolour portraits for shoppers instore at House of Fraser Manchester for their Mother's Day frame promotion as part of the Live Illustration London Collective, and this June I will be creating live portraits for guests at the National Freelancer's Day ceremony in London.
I am an experienced panelist for talks about comics, freelancing and the creative industries! I'm passionate about discussing the issues that affect freelancers and illustrators (e.g. taking the first steps into freelancing, finding inspiration, building a business, late payments, loneliness and overworking, finding work etc) as well as giving an insight into my technical processes of making illustration, picture books and comics.
I think it's important to speak candidly about my experience as a freelance illustrator, and to give an honest (but uplifting!) insight into the behind-the-scenes of life as an illustrator!
I've spoken on panels at the London Film and Comic Convention, National Freelancers Day and at a picture book event at Waterstones Glasgow.
Workshops and events for school children, university students, instore events, and groups are available to book via email.
I enjoy running a range of workshops on the themes of illustration, picture books, comic creation, character design as well as freelancing and business. Each workshop is tailored to the age group and is presented in an exciting and unique way to give an insight in to illustration theory, technical processes, behind-the-scenes secrets, and light-hearted experiments in creativity.
Workshops I’ve led range from age 3+ ‘Create a story character’ and book readings in bookshops, instore watercolour / portrait / hand-lettering workshops, a series of comic creation sessions at schools and festivals like The Lakes International Comic Art Festival, to University lectures on creative freelancing as a career choice.
Emmeline was one of a number of diverse cartoonists that were part of The Lakes International Comic Art Festival’s Cartoon-a-room in 2017. Emmeline brought her unique style and approach to the workshops, showing everyone how to create a character from a basic shape in a very fun and engaging way. A simple drawing of a triangle, quickly became a wonderful cartoon that Emmeline showed the children how to build on, to show personality and even a back story! Emmeline’s style is warm and welcoming and she was a great addition to the line-up.
- Marc Jackson - Cartoonist & director of the Cartoon-a-room at LICAF 2017
Working with Emmeline has been a real pleasure - she really relates to young people in a fun and informative way. Emmeline is willing to put in that bit extra to make projects happen and to overcome any challenges along the way. Her easy going, positive and gentle way of working brings results from people and her illustration work speaks for itself. Lovely to work with and look forward to the next time.
- Charlotte Newson, Creative Curve. Voyages and Travels Comic Workshop series.
Emmeline visited our Year 2 Graphic Design and Advertising students as a guest speaker to discuss her career to date and the life as a freelancer. Her industry experience and knowledge gave the students a valuable insight into the realities of the real world and challenges they may face. Emmeline's message was positive, encouraging and authentic leaving the students better informed and eager to research their specialist area further.
- Paolo Feroleto, The Manchester College