About & Contact


Hello! I’m a British/Canadian illustrator based in Belgium. Inspired by folklore, music and history, I create dynamic character-based images and patterns. My printmaking background influences the way I construct my images, and I currently work mostly with hand carved stamps and risograph. I aim for a playful and dynamic simplicity and directness in my work, both in technique and appearance.

I grew up in Germany and studied in London, Berlin and Vancouver, graduating with a Diploma/MA in Fine Art from Kunsthochschule Berlin-Weissensee in 2007. I worked as tutor and technician for many years at Edinburgh Printmakers before moving with my partner césimonis and our risograph machine to the Belgian Ardennes, where I now work as a freelance illustrator.

You can view my full CV here.

I love applying illustration to many forms - from limited edition prints and posters to stationery, tattoos, homeware, murals and surface patterns. If you’re interested in working with me I’d love to hear from you! 
 collection of hand-carved stamps by C.A.Hiley


For commissions and retail enquiries, please email me: c.a.hiley(a)gmail.com

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Moirés, Bruxelles, Belgium
Red Door Gallery, Edinburgh, UK
Typewronger Books, Edinburgh, UK
Gnash! Comics, Ashburton, UK
Neurotitan, Berlin, Germany
Weilensee, Berlin, Germany
Silver Sprocket, San Francisco, USA

Online Shop:

I run my own online shop on Etsy:

all images © C.A.Hiley
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