Hej! I'm Ida Hay [ee-dah hey], an award-winning illustrator, visual designer, and muralist passionate about bringing bold and colourful designs to life. My style is all about that maximalist goodness and strong linework that never fails to make a statement.
Colour is my superpower. With my likely tetrachromatic ability, I bring a unique perspective to my craft, captivating audiences with striking use of colour and meticulous attention to detail.
As a versatile artist with a wide range of skills, I cover everything from portraits and hand lettering to branding, packaging design, and surface pattern design. Influenced by my Scandinavian heritage, I blend traditional elements like runes and Rosemaling with a modern twist. It's impossible to overlook the profound impact of Alphonse Mucha, whose Art Nouveau style with its strong linework and feminine, organic subjects has deeply inspired my work.
I'm driven by challenges and constantly push boundaries to create something truly exceptional. My passion shines through in every project, whether personal or collaborative. And while art is a significant part of my life, I'm also an avid vintage fashion and makeup enthusiast, a collector of Divination decks, an herbalist, and a lover of art & design history. Exploring the world fuels my creativity endlessly.
If you're seeking a custom illustration, a jaw-dropping mural, or a truly one-of-a-kind packaging design, I'm here to bring your vision to life. Let's embark on this creative journey together! Reach out to me today and let's make your project a resounding success.


"My beta readers’ feedback was that I had a best-seller book. They loved the twenty incredible stories of some of the most famous women entrepreneurs in the world. The only thing missing was an image of these branding mavens. So how was I going to acquire twenty images of women across three centuries? That’s when Ida Hay came to my rescue. She embraced this project with enthusiasm that matched her incredible talent to bring these women to life. I hope my words match her artistry."
— D. Rozdeba, Author

"It was so nice to have a graphic designer for our zine this year — the end result looks great. [...] Ida was great to work with, she was very prompt and finished the project well ahead of schedule. She's a clear communicator and her design style was perfect for the project."

— F. Gilliland, Community Engagement and Inclusion Coordinator at WAVAW
"Ida was a student of mine in the Graphic Design Program at LaSalle College Vancouver. I knew she was an amazing talent in the first weeks of my Concept Development class where she impressed with her wonderful ability to pull magical ideas seemingly out of a hat! No computers in the room to google, just her own vast and creative mind. And from there into higher-level courses with logos, branding, packaging and editorial, Ida’s work continued to wow me. I think it’s her unique way of thinking that leads to such creative and original design work and illustrations not to mention her expert technical skills that allow her to bring them to life!"
— A. Ahmad-Burnett, Bachelor of Graphic Design Instructor
Field of Potential, Central Kootenays, Canada
ROZDEBA Brand & Co, Calgary, Canada

We're Getting Out, Aldergrove, Canada
• 2020 Zine Publication design
WAVAW, Vancouver, Canada
• 2018 Theatre poster
Sticks and Stones Theatre, Vancouver, Canada
• 2018 TVC Illustrations
City of Kamloops, Kamloops, Canada

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Hertfordshire, England
New York City, USA
• 2019 Abierto Mexicano de Diseño, Mexico CITY Design Festival
Mexico City, Mexico
• 2018 Liquid Amber Tattoo & Art Collective’s ”Subjective Reality” Showcase
Vancouver, Canada
• 2016 The College of Printmaking’s Graduation exhibit, Grafiska Sällskapet
Stockholm, Sweden
• 2011 Brännö ISLAND Art CRAWL
Gothenburg, Sweden
• 2009 Personal Showcase, Fridhems Folkhögskola
Svalöv, Sweden

Awards & Scholarships
• 2023 BOOK OF THE YEAR, Category Women's Studies (BRANDING QUEENS)
Foreword INDIES, USA
• 2022 Ranked #11 on the Top 25 Artists' List
Creativepool.com, Hertfordshire, England
LaSalle Intl College, Vancouver, Canada

LaSalle Intl College, Vancouver, Canada
Passion to Paid class, Hom Sweet Hom (Lauren Hom), Detroit, USA
• 2017–2019 Five (5) President's honor roll
LaSalle Intl College, Vancouver, Canada
• 2017–2020 two (2) dean's honor roll
LaSalle Intl College, Vancouver, Canada
• 2017–2020 Bachelor of Design in Graphic Design
LaSalle Intl College, Vancouver, Canada

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Self Portrait (2020)
Self Portrait (2020)
Art Show (Photo: Matt Reznek, 2018)
Art Show (Photo: Matt Reznek, 2018)
Work in Progress (2020)
Work in Progress (2020)
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