About & Contact

For commissions:

Email: tomcwoolley@gmail.com

Phone: +44 (0) 7921 837 156


Tom Woolley Illustrator

Thanks for visiting. I’m a freelance illustrator based in Birmingham, UK. I specialise in illustrated maps and vector artwork. For commissions and enquiries please feel free to contact me on the details above.

Clients I’ve worked with include Usborne Publishing, Simon & Schuster Publishing, Lonely Planet, Computer Arts Magazine, Esquire Magazine, National Railway Museum, McCain Foods, Europcar, Jet2, Arts Council England, King’s College London, University of Leeds and Leeds Museums.

Represented by Astound in the US. (Email: contact@astound.us)


Originally from Derbyshire, I studied Electronic Imaging and Media Communication at the University of Bradford. After graduating in 2002, I worked at the National Media Museum as a designer and a curator before turning to freelance illustration full time in 2012.


Client Testimonials

“Tom was fantastic and exceeded our expectations on every level. Tom was patient, understanding to our various needs and was able to interpret our requirements quickly, making creative decisions to design the best map possible. We’re really happy with the final product and would recommend Tom’s illustrations to others.”

– Lydia Dayes, The Wildlife Trust for Lancashire, Manchester and North Merseyside

“Tom’s illustration stood out so very far from the crowd. His use of colour, character and his incredible imagination has resulted in something that I enjoy going back to more and more. I hope to work with Tom lots more in the future!”

– Oisín Share, Creative Designer, Natural Retreats

“Tom did a fantastic job on our illustrated map we did for McCain foods to celebrate it’s sponsorship of the Tour de France. It was a tight turnaround and constantly moving brief but Tom turned it around quickly and did a superb job, which resulted in a very happy client.”

– Jeff Bowerman, Creative Director, TMW

“The great thing about working with Tom Woolley is that he just gets it. He listens and understands what you want and delivers. He’s also so easy to get on with. Our audiences and customers have all commented on how good our print is, that it’s the best we’ve had in five years. Frankly, that’s down to Tom.”

– Sita Brand, Founder and Director, Settle Stories

“Working with Tom on the Medieval Swansea project was a real pleasure. Tom was responsive to feedback, quick to turn around work and worked well with both our internal project team and the external development company. Highly recommended.”

– David Little, User Interface Designer, King’s College London