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Billy Ruffian (she/her)

I'm an illustrator and story maker from south Devon, UK.


My favourite thing is exploring history and nature through visual narratives, both factual and fictional. I've worked with museums and health researchers to bring oral histories alive in Gasping and What's a Mine, Dad?as well as collaborating with Exeter UNESCO City of Literature on a series of literary murals in Exeter St Davids station. I also love to make and illustrate my own stories. I'm inspired by the diversity of people and nature, heritage, story and folklore, and the differences these things can make in people's lives.

Want to make an enquiry, suggest a collaboration or just have a chat? Please email me at

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