Explore The Past Visually with



Intelligent artwork with a purpose makes learning history fun and accessible.

THings I Illustrate

I illustrate historical places, ideas, and concepts to make learning easier, brighter, and more fun. I believe drawings, diagrams, maps, and illustrations help communicate high level information to a lay audience who might otherwise get lost in technical jargon and industry specific language. Learning history is fun, but presenting complex ideas to someone experiencing that concept for the first time can be a daunting task. My illustrations help simplify the concepts to make learning fun and accessible without dumbing down (or leaving out!) any of the information.

History Maps

Overlay history on top of a geographic location to highlight the real places historical events took place. These are great for highlighting routes or journeys and also for showcasing the historical importance of a particular area.

Diagrams & Infographics

Sometimes information is best communicated in steps and drawing out the steps helps show someone how the ideas (or people!) are connected. Great for genealogies, step by step instructions, date based history timelines, or exhibit overviews at conferences, museums, and events.

Location Sketches

Hand illustrated sketch of palaces, castles, and houses of history (both real and fictional) to celebrate a particular place, city, home, or building.

Centuries of HIstory Onto a single page

Artwork helps you communicate big ideas in small spaces while capturing attention and making in depth information fun to explore.

Here are some examples

These are images of work I've done for fellow historians to use on their history tours, commemorative merchandise, souviniers, artwork for their blog posts or magazine articles, and maps or diagrams that enhance their latest book or publication.

Illustrated Route Maps that highlight key events that took place at specific places

Coloring Pages and Printable Diagrams for Historical Concepts

Promotional Images for Digital Products

Watercolor sketches of famous places (This is Holy Trinity Chuch in Stratford Upon Avon, England)

Guides to Locations from our Podcast, visually showing where things like the route for the Lord Mayor's Show took place.

Custom Lesson Plans, Ebook Layouts, And Digital Guides

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    You know learning about history is fun. Historical Illustration lets you share that enthusiasm with your audience.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    I specialize in 16-17th century England & Scotland for my research background. That's the area I know best, and therefore it's the one I can research for you included in the project cost (I also have a library of vector graphics for this time period that makes designing for this time frame easier as well).  I will draw for projects outside that timeframe (quite happily as I love to explore) but I will need more input with the research from you if it's not Shakespeare's time frame, and if you need me to do extensive independent research for you outside my expertise, I will have to charge a small research fee to do that.

    Projects range from $200-$8000 depending on the level of detail you require, how much research you want me to do, the time frame in which you need the final files delivered, and the overall scope of your project. As you may imagine, editing one page on your website is completely different project than needing me to update 12 pages with widgets and downloads and buttons as well, so we have to talk first about what you need and what I'm able to do. To get an idea what your project will cost, just send me a message for a free consultation and I'll send you a project breakdown with a complete price quote. With all of my projects the upfront price is the final price and includes unlimited revisions to the drafts I send over. I will work on your project until you are completely satisfied and I will never add on charges after we begin.

    I am a classically trained artist (for 8 years) and my instructor always said “you cannot ever mess up art, because you can always paint over it.” I believe that's true! With all of my projects, I extend unilimted revisions because sometimes you just aren't sure how you want the final layout to look until you see the first draft. When I deliver a draft to you, I will work on it with you until you are happy with the final project file. Most clients use 1-2 revisions on projects, but you can take as many as you need!

    Send me a message! You can email me directly at cassidy at cassidycash dot com (replace those words with symbols, you know how email works ::wink::) or you can use the form provided at the bottom of this page. All projects begin with a conversation. We'll  set a time to meet over Zoom (for free), to discuss your project. I'll let you know some options for what I can do, how much it will cost, and how long it will take. You can decide from there if you want to work with me. I charge 50% up front and 50% at final delivery. Payments are made via Stripe or PayPal, and we communicate via email at several stages along the way to make sure you are kept up to date on progress and able to submit change requests as we go. 

    Kind words from happy clients

    Thanks so much for turning this around so quickly. I now have it installed as a free resource in my resource library for my subscribers. It’s been great to work with you and I hope to again in the future.

    Sarah Morris

    The Tudor Travel Guide

    Cassidy this is amazing – thank you! I’m grateful to you for the illustration. This time around we are going to print your illustration in the tour book which we produce for each tour.

    Philippa Brewell

    British History Tours