Helen Kellock is an award-winning illustrator and writer based in Glasgow, Scotland. After studying Fine Art and English Literature as an undergraduate, she returned to the Glasgow School of Art to study a Masters in Illustration where she graduated in 2018 with a Distinction and the Chairman’s Medal for Design. At the heart of Helen’s practice is a love of drawing, narrative, and making picturebooks.  

Helen is currently based in South Block studios where she is taking part in the Picture Hook mentorship programme and working on her debut picturebook which is due to be published with Thames and Hudson in 2019.


The Moniack Mhor Writing for Children Award 2019 (winner)

GSA Chairman’s Medal for Design 2018 (winner)

The Batsford Prize 2018, Children's Illustration (winner)

The Macmillan Book Prize 2018 (highly commended)

Penguin Random House Student Design Award 2018 (highly commended)

The Adobe Design Achievement Awards 2018 (semifinalist)


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