Louis Mackay

I graduated as a graphic designer from Camberwell School of Arts and Crafts, London, where I specialised in book design and illustration. Based in Sussex, in the south of England, I now work independently.

For many years I was the in-house designer and publishing manager in a public sector communications team, responsible for the production of a wide variety of printed and electronic publications, as well as for the design of exhibitions, displays, logos and visual identities. This working history has given me a good understanding of the different communications needs of different clients and audiences – commercial, public and not-for-profit.

As an illustrator, I use both digital and traditional techniques. My work includes book illustration for some of Britain’s best known publishers, as well as editorial illustration for magazines, public agencies and corporate clients. It spans current affairs, history, education, architecture, natural history, countryside, archaeology, ships and the sea, development, the environment, social and legal issues, and travel. I welcome the opportunity to tackle new subjects.

I often work directly with a client’s own in-house or separately contracted editors, writers, photographers, web developers and production managers. I know how important good collaboration and communication is. I also have experience in the editorial, photographic and production aspects of projects involving design.

If you have a project I might be able to help you with, please use the form on the Contact page to get in touch. Whatever your field of business or activity, I’d be delighted to help you take your project forward.

Louis Mackay




Louis Mackay Design & Illustration Ltd is a limited company registered in England and Wales, No. 06354619.


All images on this website are copyright and may not be reproduced without permission of the copyright holder. All designs in the Design section, all illustrations in the Illustration section, and all photographs in the Photo gallery are copyright of Louis Mackay unless otherwise marked. Many designs include photographs and illustrations that are copyright of other artists and photographers.


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