I'm Elena Essex, an illustrator and surface pattern designer based in Hove, UK. I love to create designs that make my heart beat a little bit faster and hopefully, yours too.

I’m a fan of colour and wildlife (you may have guessed this from my work!) and as a mother of 4 lively children, I enjoy creating illustrations and patterns that are as beautiful (but maybe not as chaotic!), as my family life.

My artwork has appeared on lunchboxes, Wellington boots, greetings cards and rucksacks - who knows what will be next? Maybe you do! My work is available for licensing and I also take on commissions, so if you like what you see, please contact me. I would love to hear from you.