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Cat Sims

Cat Sims -  London , United Kingdom based illustrator

Powerful line work sits side-by-side with a strong stance on social issues in the work of London creative Cat Sims, making her an artist to watch on today’s illustration scene.
Any fresh idea and any medium Cat can get her hands on can be turned into imaginative imagery with a message, a story to tell – and just a hint of mayhem. Drawings are just the beginning as she tackles printmaking, t-shirts, zine publishing and filmmaking with the same radical eye and comic book-inspired style. Music, film, radio and modernist architecture are just some of Cat’s influences, and she studied Graphic Design at UAL London College of Communication before launching her illustration and printmaking career.

Approach

Cat likes to mix things up and looks for different ways to combine handmade and digital elements in her work. Usually, rough sketches are scanned in and progressed in Photoshop and Illustrator, bringing in texture, light and color.

Style

Originally, Cat loved working in black and white but her newer works are introducing bold splashes of color. Narrative is always a strong element in her imagery, which is based on line work, lots of clever detail, and texture. The latter is often derived from printing techniques such as halftones.

Client list

Cat has taken commissions from Barbican, V&A, STRIKE! Magazine, Sisters Uncut and Illustrated People.
A Chelsea Mural
A Chelsea Mural
Cat Sims paints the interior of the new Three store on King's Road, London, in celebration of the Chelsea football team.
A Chelsea Mural
When Music Meets Sport
When Music Meets Sport
Cat Sims illustrates for Glorious on the theme of women, music and sport.
When Music Meets Sport
Lost in Sports
Lost in Sports
Cat Sims creates artwork for Religion of Sports and PRX's "Lost in Sports," podcast.
Lost in Sports
The Kardashian Empire
The Kardashian Empire
Cat Sims works for the LA Times on an artwork illustrating the ascent of the Kardashians.
The Kardashian Empire
Who Were We?
Who Were We?
Cat Sims works for The Washington Post illustrating the return to pre-Covid offices.
Who Were We?
Cat Sims' SCRAPBOOK!
Cat Sims' SCRAPBOOK!
Cat Sims is this weeks illustrator to be interview in our Scrapbook series
Cat Sims' SCRAPBOOK!
Sex Education
Sex Education
Cat Sims illustrates for a feature in the Saturday Telegraph helping parents talk about sex with their kids.
Sex Education
Eco-Friendly Practice
Eco-Friendly Practice
The British Dental Journal Student magazine comes with a catching cover illustration by Cat Sims.
Eco-Friendly Practice
Insider Art
Insider Art
Cat Sims is one of over 100 female & non-binary comic book creatives from around the world raising money for female & non-binary comic book retailers who have been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic
Insider Art
BDJ Covers
BDJ Covers
Cat Sims illustrates the covers of British Dental Journal's Student Magazine.
BDJ Covers
Rising Sea Levels
Rising Sea Levels
Cat Sims draws a vision of the future as the reality of rising sea levels is reported in Passenger World Magazine.
Rising Sea Levels
Palm Trees Tees
Palm Trees Tees
Cat Sims collaborates with Blackwater Studios on a screen printed clothing project.
Palm Trees Tees
Bang Up & Smash
Bang Up & Smash
Cat Sims draws a comic strip for the quarterly publication DOPE.
Bang Up & Smash
An Iconic Conservatory
An Iconic Conservatory
Cat Sims' risograph print of the Barbican conservatory is now available to buy at the new Barbican centre shop.
An Iconic Conservatory
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