Laila Hills

I am an illustrator and designer who lives and works in the South West of England. My childhood included lots of foreign travel and I also went to school in different countries. This meant that I had lots of teachers from different parts of the world, which made for an interesting education.

I knew from a very young age that I wanted to work in art and design, and I was very focused on becoming a designer.

I studied graphics and illustration at college and then worked for a greetings card company. When I returned from maternity leave I began to specialise in children’s stationery, which was an excuse to immerse myself in children’s TV with my daughter – who is the first person I ask to approve my work!

There are clear influences in my work from my graphic design past; I have worked on many licensed designs, including most major children’s brands. This definitely makes me think very hard about making characters appealing and interesting.

I am half Danish and this also gives a Scandinavian feel to my more decorative work; Scandinavian design is very clean and concise and I’m always looking to emulate this in my work.

  1. Photo of Monkey Tree
    Monkey Tree by Laila Hills
    Bananas all round; this truly is 'monkey business' at its best! Boasting a cool and contemporary design, you'll fall in love with this adorable family of cheeky little monkeys, swinging playfully from their favourite tree. With its Scandinavian influence from artist Laila Hills this... Click here for more
  2. Photo of Alphabet Poster Canvas Print
    Alphabet Poster Canvas Print by Laila Hills
    A, B, C... easy as 1, 2, 3 or as simple as do re mi. This fabulous alphabet design is perfect for any child's bedroom and with its bright colours and gorgeous pictures, your little one is sure to find their ABCs as easy as 1, 2, 3! Specifications: 50 x 70 x 2 cm (20 x 28 x 0.8... Click here for more
  3. Photo of Map of the British Isles Canvas Print
    Map of the British Isles Canvas Print by Laila Hills
    This striking piece of nursery art is the latest addition to our well-loved map series by Laila Hills. ‘Map of the British Isles’ is beautifully detailed and contains a multitude of fun and vibrant illustrations marking significant and memorable icons within each city... Click here for more
  4. Photo of Alphabet from A to Z Canvas Print
    Alphabet from A to Z Canvas Print by Laila Hills
    How to make your little one a whizz at their ABCs: throw in fabulously bright colours, gorgeous little pictures and place where they can see them all the time. Cue brilliant alphabet design that is perfect with a capital 'P'! Specifications: 54 x 54 x 2 cm (21 x 21 x 0.8 in)... Click here for more
  5. Photo of Girls' Alphabet
    Girls' Alphabet by Laila Hills
    If your little girl is sugar and spice and all things nice then this is the alphabet for her. From cupcakes and jewels to rainbows and magic wands this design is fun, educational and bursting with colour. Gorgeous girlyness and all things happy; what better way to remember your ABC's? Specifications: 54... Click here for more
  6. Photo of Zoo Animals "Smile for the Camera"
    Zoo Animals "Smile for the Camera" by Laila Hills
    Welcome to the zoo - retro style. Packed with all your little one's favourite animal friends, let them learn in style with this funky design, boasting monkey, elephant, zebra, snake, lion, giraffe, hippo, panda and even penguin! Specifications: 54 x 54 x 2 cm (21 x 21 x 0.8... Click here for more
  7. Photo of Sporty Numbers Canvas Print
    Sporty Numbers Canvas Print by Laila Hills
    “On-guard, ready, count!” Introducing our sporty numbers, warmed up and ready to help your little sports fan with the important business of learning to count. Beautifully designed by popular artist Laila Hills, “Sporty Numbers” makes learning to count more... Click here for more
  8. Photo of Farmyard Friends Fine Art Print
    Farmyard Friends Fine Art Print by Laila Hills
    Quick, quick, quick, everyone squeeze in for the photo! 1, 2, 3...say cheese! A fabulous design, with all our favourite farmyard friends scambling to be part of the picture that will be the perfect addition to your little one's room. Kids Wall Art Specifications: Fine art... Click here for more
  9. Photo of Insects and Flowers Fine Art Print
    Insects and Flowers Fine Art Print by Laila Hills
    Bursting with all the bright colours of summer and flowers in full bloom, this beautifully detailed design is a picture of happiness! Yellow bumble bees, darting dragon flies, curious caterpillars, and even a baby spider make this a true treasure chest for little discovering ... Click here for more