My name is Ida Hay [ee-dah hey], I am an illustrator, visual designer, muralist and artist based in BC, Canada.
I started drawing as soon as I was old enough to hold a pen. Since then, I have had a strong passion for decorating the world around me and making it a little more beautiful and joyful than how I found it, for both myself and others. My work aims to spark inspiration and curiosity, encouraging the viewer to feel included in something bigger and helping people see the beauty in this world.
I help my clients realize the limitlessness of what they could only imagine. I have a constant itch to create what has never been seen before yet somehow feels like home.

I have always been colour sensitive, already as a young child my family noticed my apparently special relationship to colours and later on it has been suggested that I am probably 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.
I consider myself a creatrix that is driven by the need to constantly be in flow, creating in a plethora of mediums. Throughout my life I have indulged in everything from bookbinding, embroidery and printmaking to witchcraft, playing the musical saw and burlesque dancing.
Besides all things art and design, my passions are vintage fashion and makeup, my Divination deck collection, herbalism, going on adventures with my husband, our Hungarian Vizsla and the home-on-wheels Nøkk, a 1976 Toyota Chinook.

I am originally Swedish/Norwegian. I am the first of my family to be born and raised in Sweden, while I still have spent most of my summers in Norway. My 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

See more in the resume below
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
• 2022 Ranked #11 on the Top 25 Artists' List, 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

See more in the resume below
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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