Hayley Wells


After studying a BA in Illustration, I worked in children’s publishing as a graphic designer for several years. In 2018 I graduated with an MA in Children’s Book Illustration from Cambridge School of Art.

I am interested in discussing political topics such as environmentalism through my work, but with an emphasis on playful and accessible artwork to offset any underlying darkness. I also enjoy exploring quiet character relationships, especially those between humans and animals.

My main sources of inspiration are the DIY ethics of punk, strong coffee, and cats.