Jenny Proudfoot

I’m an Edinburgh-based illustrator and designer who loves to dabble around in pencil, ink and splashy watercolour. With swirly bits.

I studied Illustration & Media Design at Edinburgh’s Telford College, and moved on to become an award-winning graphic designer. I’ve been working solo since 2013 and my client list is growing all the time.

My primary goals are to thrill my clients with results beyond their expectations and to elicit affection from my aloof ginger cat.

ILLUSTRATION
In 2012 I was working with colleagues on ideas for a new magazine called Hot Rum Cow, and suggested an illustrative approach to a feature about Arrack, a fiery Sri Lankan tipple. I painted the bottle in lucid pink and coral watercolours, with details picked out in soft pencil. The project thrilled me, and so I decided to focus on my first love, illustration.

It was a great move. I’ve had a fantastic range of commissions for editorial, exhibition and packaging projects, with subjects ranging from fashion to field mice, bottles to battles, lettuce leaves to hand lettering.

I work with a variety of media including watercolour, pencil, ink, scraperboard, gouache and digital, so I can always tailor my style to suit your project.

DESIGN
In almost 20 years as a professional designer I’ve developed a keen eye for detail. I’m happy to dip into a project or take it from brief to completion as required, developing effective brands, creating striking layouts for premium quality magazines and brochures, and sourcing, commissioning and optimising beautiful images. I have good, old-fashioned typography skills and deliver on time and within budget.

I work with creative agencies and directly for clients, from my office or yours.

I've worked with Jenny on a number of projects and I am continually impressed by the quality of her work. Her illustrations are stunning and she always delivers on time and on budget. She is a pleasure to work with!

Mary Stones, Interpretation Project Manager, The National Trust for Scotland

You can always rely on Jenny to deliver creativity, meticulous detail and exquisite results.

Samantha Spence, Managing Director, Eskimo Design

We were looking for medieval stylised illustrations and Jenny set about the research enthusiastically. Her work was detailed and creative.

Carolyn Challen, Director, Campbell & Co

Oh my god! I've actually got goosebumps! I LOVE it! Jenny, I cannot thank you enough – you've drawn exactly what was in my head!

Ailsa Brown-Hayward, Artisana

Jenny’s ability to take the mundane and turn it into a visual feast is what makes her such a great illustration talent. Her artwork has graced the pages of many issues of Hot Rum Cow and always receive glowing compliments from our readers.

Eric Campbell, Managing Director, White Light Media

Thank you so much for taking the job on and working with us on such a tight turnaround time! The drawings were really well received – some nice feedback coming through and requests for hanging them on the walls. Thanks Jenny!

Claudia Monteiro, Head of PR, Communications and Events, University of Edinburgh Business School