My name is Helen Ward and I am a designer, illustrator and artist from Bristol, UK.

Having been employed as a stationery and giftware designer for 6 years, I finally took the plunge and decided to go it alone as a freelancer in 2008. Thank heavens, I have never looked back since that day and I am now very happy pootling around doing all sorts of lovely design jobs whilst working for myself – YAY!

October 2009 brought the arrival of my beautiful daughter, Jet and since then I have been trying to juggle being a busy mum with my numerous creative exploits.

My work as an artist has lead me to exhibit work all over the world and I have been involved in shows in London, New York, Paris and Amsterdam in the last year (whoop!). It all sounds massively glamourous, but to be fair, I do just stay at home changing nappies and doing knitting – things could be worse!

I hope you enjoy looking through my blog. If you like what you see, you might want to check out my shop over here on notonthehighstreet.com.

There are some examples of my professional work up in my portfolio section and a downloadable version of my CV can be found here.
If you would like to contact me, you can email me at: helen@birdface.net

Thanks for looking me up – hurray for you!

Helen 😀

3 Responses to “About”

  1. Holly Goshorn July 7, 2008 at 12:53 am #

    Hey Helen!
    I saw pictures of your wedding on Offbeat Bride and I LOVE those hanging honeycomb balls, were those what you snagged from that department store? Anyway if you still have them and are looking for a home for them, I’d be happy to buy them off you…. I love your site by the way, awesomenesses!


  2. Katie Bush November 1, 2010 at 11:53 pm #

    Hi there!
    I LOVE your blog. I found your husband’s flickr albums when I was researching “kitschy weddings” on google. Your wedding photos were inspiration for my wedding! I don’t want to sound like a creep, but I love following your blog and seeing what you’re up to. We are a lot alike! If you’re on facebook, look me up! 🙂
    -Katie B

  3. Cristina August 13, 2012 at 12:17 am #

    Hello- I’ve been following your blog for many years now. Today after reading my 2 year old’s favorite book (Animal Families) for the one billionth time, I happened to notice the illustrator is Helen Ward. I’m pretty sure it is you. Just wanted to drop you a note saying that I love and admire your work.

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