Esme Lee

Sheffield, GB


Esme Lee is an illustrator and artist based in Yorkshire UK, mum of two autistic superhero children, and a former performing arts professional.

Illustration has been a lifelong passion, since collecting vintage children’s books as a child from car boot sales, from the Golden Age of Illustration and the midcentury eras. The beautiful illustrations in these old books taught her a love of colour and stylisation. Her favourite illustrators include Quentin Blake, Mary Blair, Maurice Sendak, Arthur Rackham and Dr Seuss.

Esme illustrates for children’s books, editorial, product design and surface design.


Maps By Esme Lee

Home of Heroes: Sheffield, UK by Esme Lee

Sheffield, GB


Sheffield is my happy place, and this is also in honour of my grandad who was born here and spent the war building fighter planes , and of all the Sheffield soldiers who fought so that Sheffielders could continue building their city and building their families, which is why I included the famous Park Hill flats as a symbol for this