March 8, 2014

I am an illustrator and designer from the South West of England.
My work is influenced by my time spent as a graphic designer working on a broad range of projects, specialising in pre-school gift and activity led stationery.
You can view my previous design and illustration work in the sidebar pages, this included Zany Zoo for WHSmith, Little Bugs for Sainsburys and RetroMetric for Paperchase. I now work with a broad variety of major book publishers from all around the world. Visit my online shop to view my products including mugs, greeting cards, apparel and gifts.

My Agent details: The Organisation email The Organisation

Lorraine Owen – London Office
69 Caledonian Road, London, N19BT, United Kingdom

New York Office
42 Delavan St, New York, NY, 11231, United States

Alphabet App

April 19, 2015

I worked with Happy Owl Apps on an Ipad app, its now available in the iTunes app store


New artwork

April 19, 2015

My new jungle animal card design for Showcase Greetings

New Home Birds sq

Laila Hills Illustration and Design on Facebook

January 23, 2015

Check out my new Facebook page by clicking on the links on the sidebar on the right of the screen.

Half-Bee Cards with Showcase Greetings Ltd.

January 8, 2015

Baby boy sq card new18 fun, bright card designs with Showcase Greetings Ltd. Here is a link to an article in Progressive Greetings all about the mix of publishers and designers:,33KT7,HXHBAS,B477C,1

Merry Christmas!

December 11, 2014

PrintIf you’re tempted to print this out, colour it in and hang it up, go ahead! I’ve made a start for you, Happy Christmas!

New cards coming soon

December 3, 2014

Half-Pea cards are on their way, these can be seen on Showcase Greetings Ltd. Website I have designed a range which includes birthday, anniversary, retirement, thank you, new baby and children’s cards which have fun colour-in characters on the inside. These cards will be offered to retailers across the UK and beyond.

Baby boy sq card new

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Personalised Colouring Christmas Placemats

November 10, 2014

New, fun, Christmas placemats now available from Personalise them with everyone’s names and enjoy colouring in as you wait for your Christmas meal.

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Also available from Not On the High


September 15, 2014

Half-Bee is my new brand, which will feature product launching in the New Year. For now there is a Website and Half-Bee is also on Twitter
Half-Bee LogoSo for now, I’m afraid you only get half the information about Half-Bee…

Big Box Entertainment books

August 18, 2014

big box book spines

big box books

My latest printed canvases

August 18, 2014

Boys alphabetdream bigYou can click here to follow the link to my HappySpaces page.

July 14, 2014

July 13, 2014

You can now follow me on Twitter, I’ll be tweeting work and news from here, so just click the follow button above and when you get to a screen that looks like this, you’re in the right place!

LH Twitter header pic

July 11, 2014

anaconda tempNew artwork for an app. Just a taster…

July 9, 2014


Girl Mermaid

Boy astronaut

Details from new artwork with fun young characters, using watercolour textures and clean vectors.

July 9, 2014

PrintA new, more graphic, reduced colour palette I’ve been playing around with.

Stick and Play Books

July 9, 2014

Fun sticker activity books which I illustrated for Ladybird.

Dress-Up fun coverPrincessesCircushair stickersDress-Up jobs coverDiverBalletjobs sticker

World Cup

June 12, 2014


Jungle Alphabet App

June 6, 2014

I’ve been working hard on a Jungle Alphabet app for Happy Owl Apps

It features 26 jungle animals or plants to represent each letter, I had an opportunity to work on the layout, branding as well as the illustrations. There are unusual jungle animals featured along with information about each one, plus colouring and letter tracing, more information to follow when it launches, for now, here is a taster of how it looks:

Lets go logo detail



Monster Colors

June 4, 2014

This is the first of 4 new books for big box entertainment, this one teaches colors/colours and patterns using fun rhymes and monsters.








Patterned Bears

June 4, 2014


Lift The Flap Books – Numbers, Colors, Animals & Words

June 4, 2014

4 lift the flap books which I illustrated for big box entertainment.

Peekaboo Numbers CoverBBE_LTF_NmbrsSpd 5 Dolls col artPeekaboo Colors CoverPeekaboo Colors yellowPeekaboo Animals CoverPAB_AniSpd7 SnailPeekaboo Words CoverPeekaboo Words suitcases


Map of The British Isles

December 2, 2013

This was another big project, to go alongside the Map of the World and Our Solar System I have designed a fun Map of the British Isles which is being sold as a printed canvas by Happy Spaces online Gallery:

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LH World  Map live text

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LH World  Map live text

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LH World  Map live text

LH World  Map live text

New Mix and Match Books

December 2, 2013

These were 2 books which I worked on with Egmont UK for Sandy Creek an imprint of Sterling Publishing. They are Mix and Match Board Books with muddled up pictures to match up in the right order:

Egmont Pig and Train coversBee pageFish pageGold fishStable col artGold fish bowl col artPig in mudThey are available from Barnes and Noble, USA: Does a Pig Sleep in a Bowl, Does a Train Fly Through the Sky. I did all the sketches and colour work for Does a Pig Sleep in a Bowl, and both book covers. Due to work commitments the inside colour artwork was worked up by Fred van Deelen for Does a Train Fly Through the Sky.


August 15, 2013


Another little character from a recent project.

Brownies Artwork

August 15, 2013

Brownies Artwork

Woodland characters for the 2014 Brownie Annual, woodland characters with secret characteristics. You can find these on Pages 74-75.


June 13, 2013


I’m working on something that I’ve been putting little characters in. I may post up some of the other people now and then, but for now I can say no more…

Easter and Princess Activity Books

June 3, 2013

Easter cover pic

Easter draw pattern pg picEaster maze pg picEaster shadow bunny pg picEaster wash line pg pic

Princess cover pic

Princess godmother pg picPrincess id card pg picPrincess wardrobe pg picPrincess maze pg pic

Two activity and sticker books which I worked on for Bloomsbury and Frilly Fish Books. Click on this link for information about My Spring Activity and Sticker Book.

Click on this link for information about My Pretty Pink Princess Activity and Sticker Book.

My Business Cards

October 3, 2012

My business cards have arrived, this pic shows both sides:


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