After leaving Lambeth School of Art, Helen McKie became a member of staff to 'Bystander' magazine from 1915-1929. She was also a contributing artist to The Graphic, Sphere, Autocar, and Queen publications.
She illustrated books, created mural designs, and painted the artwork for posters. Her most famous works are the pair posters "Waterloo Station – War" and "Waterloo Station – Peace" which were published by Southern Railway in 1948 to celebrate the centenary of Waterloo station.
- V&A Archive of Art and Design: Helen McKie, artist and illustrator: papers, 1889–2004