Hello! My name is Ailbhe Phelan and my job (when I’m not cooking/eating or thinking about food) is as a graphic designer (I co-own a design studio, Decoder, here in London, website portfolio here). I also work as an illustrator. Below are some samples of my illustrations, prints and drawings, some have been commissions, some have appeared on this blog and some are purely private. In 2013 I was shortlisted in the Fortnum & Mason Food and Drink Awards for my illustrative work on this blog.

To view my current illustration portfolio please visit
To view our design portfolio please visit

If you would like me to undertake illustration/artwork projects you can email me at either:

Food & Drink

Tasting Menus

People & Animals




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1 Truffle May 22, 2011 at 19:10

Love the eggs in the carton and the cheeseboard!


2 Ailbhe May 22, 2011 at 19:40

Thanks T Eggs took hours to do, cheese board a bit quicker. Ate ’em all!
: )


3 John May 24, 2011 at 12:07

I especially like the places, and people and animals sections – it reminds me of some of the stuff you used to do before.


4 churchxela February 24, 2012 at 18:10

Halooo, I like your blog :))


5 Vikki April 23, 2015 at 02:33

you are one talented woman!


6 Ailbhe April 23, 2015 at 18:43

Thank you 🙂