Tracy Turnbull

Freelance Illustrator

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
I studied Fashion Design at Newcastle Polytechnic in the late 80’s and early 90’s and worked as a clothing designer for many years. Since then I have been teaching fashion illustration, fashion graphics and portfolio skills at Northumbria University as well as building a career as a freelance illustrator.

My style tends to use a mixture of digital and hand rendering. Like fashion, I like to evolve and keep my work fresh and contemporary by drawing influences from fashion magazines, fashion blogs, cool street style and graphic design.

I’m at my happiest when people view my work and smile.

Client List

Nylon Magazine USA
Benefits Cosmetics
Quarto Publishing
D'Addario UK

Featured in Zeum online magazine
Featured in Deluxxdigital

Represented by Illustration Ltd

Work Experience


Freelance Work

Freelance Work

Nylon Magazine - Illustration
D'Addario UK - Graphic Design, Illustration, Promotion
Quarto Publishing - Illustration for Publications
January 2008 - Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

Northumbria University

Associate Senior Lecturer occasional

I teach part time across the BA hons Fashion Marketing and Fashion Design Courses at Northumbria University's School of Design. I predominately teach Fashion Illustration and Portfolio skills which includes layout and graphics.
February 2007 - Present Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom


Assistant Menswear Designer

August 2007 - February 2008 United Kingdom


University Of Northumbria At Newcastle

Post Graduate Certificate in Academic & Professional Learning

February 2010 - February 2011 Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

University Of Northumbria At Newcastle

BA Hons Fashion Design

September 1988 - June 1992 Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom


Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Office, Graphic Design, Hand Drawing,

Publications and Exhibitions

Record shop girls spread, Nylon Magazine Issue June 2014

Master Works, Nylon Magazine Issue April 2014

Road Warriors, Nylon Magazine Issue March 2014

Illustration work for Tahmasebi.S (2011) Figure Poses for Fashion Illustrators, Search Press Ltd.

Illustration work for reprint of Tatham.C & Seaman.J (2011) Fashion Design Drawing Course, Thames & Hudson.

Illustration work for Schaffer.S & Saunders.S (2012) Fashion Design Course: Accessories, Thames & Hudson.

Work Featured in Deluxxdigital magazine issue 15 (2012)

Exhibited work:Studio Culture Exhibition Nov 2011 Northumbria University
also to be exhibited in London September 2012

Swimwear Illustrations exhibited at Interfiliere PARIS 2012