Ida Hay [idə haj] is an illustrator, visual designer, muralist and artist based in BC, Canada.
Ida started drawing as soon as she was old enough to hold a pen. She has always been colour sensitive, already as a young child her family noticed her special relationship to colours and later on it has been suggested that she probably is a tetrachromat. Simply put, this means to possess an extra channel for perceiving colour in your eye (four channels instead of the normal three), you can read more about it here.

Ida Hay is a creatrix that is driven by the need to constantly be in flow, creating in a plethora of mediums. Throughout her life she has indulged in everything from bookbinding, embroidery and printmaking to witchcraft, playing the musical saw and burlesque dancing.
One of her constant sources of inspiration is the Art Nouveau era, specifically the works of Alphonsé Mucha—this can be seen throughout many of Ida’s pieces and projects. She also finds inspiration in contemporary pop culture like Harry Potter, Adventure Time, RuPaul’s Drag Race and the films of Guillermo del Toro and Wes Anderson.
Besides all things art and design, Ida’s passions are vintage fashion and makeup, her tarot deck collection, herbalism, going on adventures with her husband, their Hungarian Vizsla and the home-on-wheels
Nøkk, a 1976 Toyota Chinook.
Ida is Swedish/Norwegian. She is the first of her family to be born and raised in Sweden, while she still has spent most of her summers in Norway. Her favourite place in the whole world is the family-owned fjord in the most northern part of the country.


"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
"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
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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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 Tour
Gothenburg, Sweden
• 2009 Personal Showcase, Fridhems Folkhögskola
Svalöv, Sweden

Awards & Scholarships
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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