Photo on 2014-12-09 at 11.15Who am I? I’m a graphic designer, illustrator and printmaker. I received my Bachelor of Arts in Visual Communication from RMIT in 1988 (back when graphics was done on paper).

What do I do? I create graphic design for print, web and signage. I make linocut prints, and other illustrative works on paper. I love making visual things that communicate; I produce brochures, cards, book illustrations, CD covers, logos, signs and limited edition art prints.

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It all started on 22 February in 1990 in the kitchen of a Genoa farmhouse in Far East Gippsland, Victoria, Australia.

The Design Desk was an old laminex table pushed against the window with a view of the Genoa River. I was freelancing, producing line illustrations of rainforest flora and fauna with my set of Rotring technical pens.

Today, my studio is an old garage at our Drouin home. My husband had converted this into a space for himself but after a while, when all my drawings and art materials were taking over the house, he gave up the space to me.

My studio in Drouin

My studio in Drouin

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  • Enticing mail from Germany in my letterbox Thankyou Christopher timecuttingboardshellip
    Enticing mail from Germany in my letterbox. Thankyou Christopher  @time_cuttingboards  for this authentic handmade mail which was unexpected and heartwarming. I'll explain in my next post
  • Unofficial and serendipitous arty playgroup sprang up out at lauriecollins1hellip
    Unofficial and serendipitous arty playgroup sprang up out at  @lauriecollins1  gallery last week when a group of mums and kids visited the sculpture garden  #sculpturegarden   #jindivick 
  • Getting the studio ready for open studios this weekend feelshellip
    Getting the studio ready for open studios this weekend feels as I'm taking one step forward and two steps back!There are framed prints like this one leaning against walls, unframed work in untidy piles, market merchandise to put away, and I have an illustration project with lightbox and reference material all over the table. If you'd like to come along and visit over the weekend you will be most welcome. Here's the link to download your map.http://openstudioswestgippsland.com.au/
  • His focus and attention to detail were astonishing On Fridayhellip
    His focus and attention to detail were astonishing. On Friday I was fortunate to have a young assistant taking care to brush away lino crumbs. My very large linocut for my big hairy things workshop is coming along well. Thank you  @plant__eater  for taking the photo and also Heidi, Jaime and kids  #linocut   #wip 
  • Autumn has arrived in Gippsland and that means cooler nightshellip
    Autumn has arrived in Gippsland and that means cooler nights and probably some more scrabbling sounds coming from the studio ceiling where rats or mice like to live. Come and visit me and studio companions on the last weekend in March for  #openstudioswestgippsland . Hop over to openstudioswestgippsland.com.au for info  #autumn   #destinationgippsland   #visitgippsland 
  • Happy St Patricks Day Green is my favourite colour Beholdhellip
    Happy St Patrick's Day. Green is my favourite colour. Behold my greenest print: Leafy sea dragon linocut printed on salvaged 1980s wallpaper.  #Helentimburydesign   #linocut   #australianprintmaker   #printmaker   #worksonpaper   #drouinstudio   #wallpaper   #green   #leafyseadragonartwork 
  • Big hairy thing linocut for my workshop of the samehellip
    Big hairy thing linocut for my workshop of the same name. Enrolments are open now for this one day workshop on wed April 5 at Drouin library.$90 to explore a 40x60cm block, that can be shaped in any way you wish. Create a one off sculptural piece. Participants will take one tissue paper print from the plate  #workshops   #helentimburydesign   #linocut   #australianprintmaker   #printmaker   #texture   #fur 
  • Beautiful mail from a strangerI am the recipient of anhellip
    Beautiful mail from a stranger...I am the recipient of an editioned woodcut printed on a used shopping bag (the block is a donated cutting board) accompanied by a heartfelt letter of authenticity. This amazing project is the work of printmaker & publisher  #christophercoltzau  in his brilliant  @time_cuttingboards  project and I love it.
  • Only 10 days left to enrol for my one dayhellip
    Only 10 days left to enrol for my one day workshop held during the first week of school holidays. For those who love carving lino, age 12 to adult. Huge 40x60cm sheet of soft noticeboard lino that can be cut and carved with repetitive marks. Great for abstraction or create your own large hairy beast. Your carved block becomes the final sculptural artwork, and we will be making one print on tissue paper. 10-3:30, small class limit of 8. Direct message me for more details or Bookings & info on the website.
  • Only 10 days left to enrol for my Big Hairyhellip
    Only 10 days left to enrol for my Big Hairy Things lino workshop. A one day class at Drouin Library for those who love carving lino. Huge 40x60cm sheet of soft noticeboard lino that can be cut and carved with repetitive marks. Great for abstraction or create your own large hairy beast. The block becomes the final sculptural artwork although we will be making one print on tissue paper. April 5th 10-3:30, $90 direct message me for details
  • A wee story In a fitting tribute to my lasthellip
    A wee story. In a fitting tribute to my last market until spring, a stallholder's black dog lifted its leg on my pile of gazebo sandbags that were about to be loaded into the kombi. Apparently the dog was busting for a pee (owner). It had been a long market and I shared the same affliction so I... well, umm, I'm ashamed to say I... did nothing  #chooseyour  ownadventure  #takingthepiss   #stallholderwoes 
  • Welcome back from the edge of extinction  Night Parrothellip
    Welcome back from the edge of extinction ~ Night Parrot. We hope you will find your habitat comfortable. Please let us know when you are nearing extinction in future by logging onto the mybirdgov.com website and downloading form 2HbNp/ex  #parrotart   #helentimburydesign   #linocut  with monoprint, hand coloured  #australianprintmaker   #printmaker   #worksonpaper   #drouinstudio