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Chris Gilleard

Chris Gilleard - Character and Editorial Illustrator, UK

Making people smile is what Yorkshire-based illustrator Chris Gilleard excels at, constantly creating quirky and colourful characters that get up to mischief in a variety of locations for his clients. Using the simplest shapes and a lively colour palette, he can find the fun in any theme, making it uplifting, informative and engaging to the viewer.
Doodling has always been part of Chris’s life, and he has a true talent for expressing ideas and emotions in just a few lines and shapes. Originally from the Yorkshire town of Beverley, he studied Illustration at Loughborough University where he swapped his pens and pencils for a Mac with its vector graphics. He loves creating characters and worlds, and his influences include Oliver Jeffers, Tom Gauld, Owen Davey, Charles Huettner and Jon Klassen.

Approach

Drawing with vectors really suits Chris’s approach to art. He likes using flat, bold colours and strong, simple shapes with clean edges. Each element is meticulously constructed from smaller pieces of geometry, brought together to form anything from a five-eyed space worm to a yoga practitioner.

Style

Chris’s work is fun, playful and a little bit zany. It’s always colourful and a little absurd. While his characters might have bandy limbs he has an underlying love of geometry, which is strong in the composition of his illustrations.

Client list

Chris has been commissioned by clients including Pepsi, Microsoft, Samsung, Sky, Costa Coffee, The Daily Telegraph, PlusNet, Radio Times, The Science Museum and Migros.
Teamwork sport person illustration by Chris Gilleard
Chris Gilleard
Cartoon illustration of courier pigeon
Chris Gilleard
An illustration of coding Robot
Chris Gilleard
Migros editorial illustration
Chris Gilleard
exercise to stay fit illustration by Chris Gilleard
Chris Gilleard
Sea Gull bin man Cartoons and Comics
Chris Gilleard
Chris Gilleard
Migros on Electric Bike graphical illustration
Chris Gilleard
Chris Gilleard
LED Character illustration
Chris Gilleard
Jogger illustration
Chris Gilleard
conceptual illustration of Eco bus
Chris Gilleard
Chris Gilleard
graphical illustration of housemates
Chris Gilleard
Graphic illustration of royal mail box and electric van
Chris Gilleard
Chris Gilleard
Electric Japanese Bus vector illustration
Chris Gilleard
vector illustration of white car
Chris Gilleard
Migros Swiss Valley nature illustration
Chris Gilleard
healthy eating lifestyle illustration
Chris Gilleard
Retro illustration of Snow mobile Robot
Chris Gilleard
Costa express coffee animation
Chris Gilleard
man going to work on bike
Chris Gilleard
Different type of jobs vector illustration
Chris Gilleard
cartoon illustration Raindrop race podium
Chris Gilleard
graphical illustration of man sitting on desk at job
Chris Gilleard
Entrepreneur illustration
Chris Gilleard
Chris Gilleard
man at camping spot
Chris Gilleard
Scooter Family vector illustration
Chris Gilleard
VW Camper for holiday
Chris Gilleard
Beach Hut Car graphical illustration
Chris Gilleard
Costa Express coffee animation for social media
Chris Gilleard
Costa Coffee social media animation
Chris Gilleard
Social media costa express coffee machine
Chris Gilleard
Brushstroke illustration of Seagull Birthday Cake
Chris Gilleard
Camping Spot illustration
Chris Gilleard
Kids games illustrated by Chris for Rewe magazine
Chris Gilleard
businessman works for startups
Chris Gilleard
vector illustration of man and dog walking
Chris Gilleard
Chris Gilleard
couple went for holiday vector illustration
Chris Gilleard
An illustration of cycling man
Chris Gilleard
Science Museum Character
Chris Gilleard
Science Museum Character graphic illustration
Chris Gilleard
Laundry Room Illustration
Chris Gilleard
Birthday card design by Chris Gilleard
Chris Gilleard
Top 10 IT Issues Business Cover
Chris Gilleard
Migros park rap battle painting
Chris Gilleard
How it works Computer generated Bfore.me Flow chart
Chris Gilleard
An illustration of hiking olympics
Chris Gilleard
An illustration of olympics
Chris Gilleard
Luton Airport Elf Christmas character
Chris Gilleard
Rogers Info graphic for communication
Chris Gilleard
An illustration of Swiss farmer
Chris Gilleard
An illustration of hiking picnic
Chris Gilleard
An illustration of barefoot man
Chris Gilleard
Business Money Poster
Chris Gilleard
Architecture homes Bedroom scene
Chris Gilleard
An illustration of bedroom
Chris Gilleard
An illustration of BBQ Washout
Chris Gilleard
vector illustration of Christmas character
Chris Gilleard
Chris Gilleard
An illustration of Christmas coffee cups
Chris Gilleard
Connect with Rogers Infographic
Chris Gilleard
An illustration of kitchen
Chris Gilleard
An illustration of living room
Chris Gilleard
An illustration of hot tub
Chris Gilleard
Chris Gilleard
Internet Timeline Infographic
Chris Gilleard
An illustration of London bus
Chris Gilleard
An illustration of Eco bus
Chris Gilleard
Chris Gilleard
An illustration of truck
Chris Gilleard
Army Lego cartoon
Chris Gilleard
Rogers Evolution Business Icon
Chris Gilleard
An illustration of pixel montage editorial
Chris Gilleard
vector illustration of british jobs
Chris Gilleard
Rogers & Google Play Infographic
Chris Gilleard
An illustration of Norway map
Chris Gilleard
Chris Gilleard
Chris Gilleard
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