Hi I am Mylène!
I am a senior illustrator with over 7 years of experience. My career began in London but I now live in the Lake District in quirky little tower house with my partner and our cat Merlin.
Illustration is a friendly and personal approach to solving problems and communicating powerful messages. Ideas can be very complex but with illustration you can add a quirky human touch that will render complexity into awesome storytelling.
If you decide to work with me as an illustrator, you are investing in artwork that will be thoughtfully and strategically designed to have a unique association with your brand and goals. Commissioning illustrations, will help your business stand out from the crowd while also creating brand awareness and familiarity through visual storytelling.
As an illustrator I understand you have a unique story to tell and I want to help your business grow by creating artwork that is unique and reflects everything you stand for. The best thing about commissioning illustration is that the whole creative process works around collaborating and you are the project manager.
On the personal side of things I enjoy drawing portraits and making patterns for all sorts of projects. I find books and literature to be my favourite source of inspiration.
I've mostly worked on:
- branding projects (logos, brand identity, content for website and social media, manuals, brochures etc)
- 2D animation / motion graphics (short videos, about videos and animated gifs)
- editorial projects (mostly children books)
- I have a background in graphic design and advertising which is really useful when working with agencies or other creatives because I can easily understand their needs.
- I am an active member of the AOI (Association of Illustrators in the UK) which means I am up to date with industry standards and can tell you all about copyright law and licensing.
**Hiring an illustrator for commissioned work, means you’ll be purchasing an exclusive licence to use custom made artwork.
Other facts about me:
Apart from being fluent in English I am a native French & Spanish speaker (Half French - Half Mexican)
I have a Master degree in Arts, Creative & Cultural Entrepreneurship, from Goldsmiths University of London.
Chasity Nao, Start-Up Relations Manager at
The Friday Club London
I've worked with Mylene on several projects and I have been nothing but happy and impressed by her Work.
She always exceeds our expectations. She is creative, a visionary, and she possesses the inept ability to interpret even the most complex briefs. She is deadline oriented, and always shares her progress to ensure that her work meets the criteria of the project. Her strong suite is illustration, but her eye for visual aesthetics translates to many other mediums.
Beyond her technical skills and creative abilities, she is a pleasure to work with. She is professional, kind, patient and holds herself to high standards of work.
What people say
Leslee Udwin, CEO
& founder of
Think Equal has commissioned Mylene for a number of Children's illustration projects, and we have been incredibly impressed with not only her creative talent, but her efficiency and professionalism throughout. Every book that she has illustrated for us has been beautiful, and has been delivered well within her deadlines.
I can't recommend her services enough - a real pleasure to work with!
EMEA Business Development Coordinator / H+K Strategies
I am delighted to suggest Mylene as an outstanding illustrator, as her experience proved with Hill + Knowlton Strategies. As a member of the new business development team, I had the pleasure of working on a Microsoft project with the Paris team. Mylene was one of the greatest artists we've had, and she was responsible, prompt, and highly brilliant. It was a pleasure that she was able to speak different languages; it greatly helped the development of the deck. We were consistently pleased by her knowledge, her effort to remain up-to-date on the project, and her high understanding of the point of view of the whole team.
Super quick, excellent quality, really responsive and flexible to changing brief. Looking forward to working with her again.