I’m Elena! An illustrator and maker from London.

Research, publications and interdisciplinary techniques are at the heart of my practice. I am deeply interested in exploring personal themes and emotionality, in particular, how indefinable feelings can be made physical through image-making and curation.

I feel most inspired by analogue techniques such as printmaking and bookbinding. The process of making slow tactile work provides me the space to draw connections and authentically communicate myself.


First Class Hons, BA(Hons) Illustration,
Leeds Arts University, 2022

Distinction, Foundation Diploma in Art and Design,
University of Arts London, 2019


Shop Assistant/Front of House, Pophams, April 2023-Current

Volunteer, Bow Arts Trust, July 2023-Current

Studio Assistant, Holbrook Studio, September 2022-September 2023

Studio Intern, 20.20 Brand Experience Agency, August 2021


Myriad, Old Red Bus Station, Leeds, 2022

Leeds Arts University Showcase, Leeds, 2022

PageMasters Winter Zine Fair, London, 2022

Bow Road Winter Market, London, 2023

Sticky Fingers Publishing Fair, London, 2024


Email: elenathompson2000@gmail.com
Instagram: @elenarthompson