My name is Una. As well as drawing and writing graphic novels I work as a freelance illustrator for a range of clients. I can work in old-fashioned pencil, pen and ink or I can use digital drawing methods. I’m versatile, responsive and I can work fast if you need me to. My specialism is in drawing naturalistic people but I can can draw landscapes, animals, objects, and architecture. Keep scrolling to see my range as an illustrator.

Contact me at thingsbyuna@gmail.com.

Editorial illustration

I can make your online and print journalism more engaging by responding to text with header images and inline illustrations. Images below were for Wellcome Collection magazine. Read the article here.

Images below are extracted from a four page illustrated article for The New Issue quarterly magazine. You can get the issue (March 2021) here.

Illustrate your ideas & research

I was commissioned to make 24 illustrations to help engage professionals working in specialist services in research undertaken to help young people who have experience CSE (Child Sexual Exploitation). There is a set of ten postcards that can be downloaded here. If you work in a school or other service that engages with young people, please feel free to use them as a resource. Research was carried out by University of Bedfordshire, The International Centre: Researching CSE, Violence and Trafficking.

Images below are in response to improvements in maternal mortality rates in the global south, due to initiatives by MSF (Doctors Without Borders)

Podcast/album/book Cover Art

If you need artwork for your podcast cover, album cover, book cover or anything at all, drop me a line and I’ll see what I can do. I designed the cover for my book On Sanity: One day in two lives (right) and The Oxford Centre For Life Writing were delighted with their podcast cover artwork (left). Their new podcast launched on 6th May 2021.


I was a featured artist in a beautifully presented exhibition called Panel Show at Sunny Bank Mills Gallery in 2019. As such, I was commissioned to make an illustration about my process as an artist and writer working in a garden studio in Leeds.

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