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Chris Ede

Chris Ede - Graphic, urban illustrator. London

Based in Amsterdam, Chris Ede is a British illustrator whose edgy contemporary style brings together elements of urban culture, sport, food, music and more as he creates winning campaigns for leading global brands, and engaging imagery for a range of editorial and publishing clients.
Chris’s early inspiration came from comic books, and after gaining a first class degree in Illustration from Portsmouth University he went on to train with McFaul Studio and Mega Munden. His versatility sees him creating everything from individual illustrations for publishers to cohesive suites of graphics and artwork for major branding projects.

Approach

Chris works in Photoshop and Illustrator, giving his work a lively, tactile feel through his use of texture and color. He has a huge library of urban marks and textures to call upon whenever they’re needed in a project.

Styles

Chris has developed a range of styles to suit his clients’ needs including: Sport – Line drawings with a street art look, bursting with color, vibrancy and energy. Editorial – A loose drawing style that is simple, conceptual and often marked by gritty textures. Book – Beautiful, tight line drawings, bold in composition, drawing the eye to the focal point through enhanced detail and color. Music – Photographic elements mixed with vector art or line work, with a bold composition that pops out and strong typography.

Client list

Some of Chris’s clients include Nike, Monster Energy Drinks, the NFL, Sports Illustrated, Macdonald’s, Universal Pictures, Volkswagen, Channel 4, Miller, NBC Universal, Ford and Lufthansa.
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?
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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