About Me

Emily lives in the beautiful countryside of Weardale in County Durham, with her husband, little girl and jack Russell ‘Milly’.

Emily’s natural talent for illustration was first recognised at the tender age of 4 and continued throughout school, achieving A for Art at GCSE and A-level. At Art college Emily gained a Distinction in BTEC Diploma in Foundation Studies in Art and Design.

Emily studied at the University of Teesside graduating in 2004 with a first class honours degree in Graphic Design – specialising in Illustration.

Commercial illustrator

Emily has been working commercially as an illustrator since graduation in 2004, where she was ‘spotted’ by Hallmark Cards Plc at the New Designers exhibition in London. Emily also worked as a Graphic Designer for Printing.com in Birmingham.

In 2005, to explore her created talents further Emily became Freelance as ‘Magic Pencil’. Emily has since worked for many companies in the greetings card, gift and publishing industries. She has a great relationship with her customers, providing a friendly, flexible and efficient service.


Company Details

Magic Pencil is a trading name of Magic Pencil Limited a company registered in England and Wales No 03757130. Registered Office: Hunt House Farm, Frith Common, Tenbury Wells, Worcestershire, WR15 8JY, United Kingdom.
VAT Registration No: GB 826 06 0448