Helen Temperley Illustration 

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About Helen

Helen was born in Stockton-on-Tees and raised in Ferryhill, County Durham, where she has lived for most of her life. 

On leaving school, she studied graphic design for two years at New College, Durham City. The following two years she studied at Cleveland College of Art & Design (CCAD) gaining an HND in visual communications, specialising in illustration. 

Her designs and photographs have been featured in quality magazines and websites, including Rock 'n' Reel Women's Health Magazine, Germany, as well as being included in the Etsy 'Lookbook' two seasons running.

Aside from Illustration and Graphic Design, Helen is a photographer, printed clothing designer, furniture renovator and decorator, hopeful writer, community artist and workshop leader. 

Helen's latest business collaboration is as Co-Director of Independent record label Whippet Records with her life-partner, Mad Martins and Whisky Priests Musical Director and Songwriter Gary Miller. She is now the official full-time designer, photographer, and artist for their various projects, including Gary Miller Songs, The Whisky Priests, and Whippet Records. Furthermore, the pair are currently in the process of establishing a brand new Community Arts Organisation for the provision workshops and projects in their local area and beyond. You can find out more about this here.