Helen Hewett draws kooky illustrations which tell a story; drawing on diverse inspiration from aristocracy & history to cool flora and fauna and arranged into beautiful collages. Helen created designs unique to The Top Project around the themes of anti-foxhunting and the preservation of animals.
Helen Hewett: My background is in Printed textile design. I studied at the School of Textiles at Herriot Watt University. Following university I have interned at a range of renowned design houses including Cole & Son and Timorous Beasties, mainly working for interior studios. This experience was invaluable and gave me the opportunity to work on commercial design projects.
The Top Project has given me the opportunity to develop my style and showcase my artwork. The inspiration for the design collection was inspired by a number of sources including fox hunting; medals aristocracy and wildlife. The composition is a juxtaposition of illustrations arranged into a quirky collage. What is key with all the designs that I create, is to design an illustration, which from a far looks like a floral patten, but on closer inspection is an amalgamation of images, this in turn gives the design an interesting & eclectic edge. I am currently working on freelance design projects.