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Kavel Rafferty

Kavel Rafferty's Photo - International retro lifestyle illustrator. UK

With a natural and contemporary style, English illustrator Kavel Rafferty skilfully combines drawings, found imagery, print and paint to create images that connect with audiences at an emotional level. In editorial, publishing, advertising and more, Kavel’s clients enjoy the fresh and individual qualities of her work.
Currently based in Margate, Kent, Kavel spent eight years living and working in Barcelona. She collects record sleeves and loves flea markets, 60s and 70s Soul music, mid-20th century design and vintage signage. At least a few of these influences crop up in her work which spans fashion, food, maps, editorial and hand drawn typography.


The paper and ephemera that Kavel loves to collect often feeds through into her artwork alongside photos she’s taken, painted textures and, of course, the hand drawn focal points of her compositions. She works on finding interesting and unusual colourways, and combines all these elements in her images.


Kavel’s style is modern, friendly, charming and versatile. She often uses rich colours and, where it suits the brief, introduces a hint of nostalgia.

Client list

Kavel’s clients include Vogue, Selfridges, Glamour, The Times, Time Out, Waitrose, The Guardian, Penguin and the BBC.
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Tiina Turner Prize Winner Announced!
Kavel Rafferty is the winner of the Tiina Turner Prize for Dreamland's Arts Weekend.
Kavel Rafferty produces four charming artworks for Simple Things Magazine.
The State of Wine
Kavel Rafferty builds a collection of US state postcards for a monthly Wine Enthusiast feature.
Kavel Rafferty delights us with her vintage postcard for Wine Enthusiast Magazine.
ES Magazine use Kavel Rafferty's textured approach for some cocktail illustrations.
Sport, Food & Ramadan
FIFA Weekly ask Kavel Rafferty for two artworks illustrating football and fasting.
Eat My Words
Kavel Rafferty illustrates for Food Magazine on kids' breakfast choices.
Kavel at the East End Print Fair
This weekend, go and see Kavel Rafferty and her art at the East End Print Fair.
Van Van Barcelona
Kavel Rafferty draws the poster for Barcelona's Van Van street food event.
Illustrator Profile - Kavel Rafferty
Kavel Rafferty is a well-travelled illustrator using textures, drawings and photographs to create modern, friendly and versatile imagery.
Kuoni Elsewhere
Kavel Rafferty illustrates for Kuoni Elsewhere Magazine.
Fifa Nutrition
Kavel Rafferty shows readers of Fifa Weekly how football and nutrition go hand in hand.
Food Truck Market
Kavel Rafferty makes a poster for last weekend's Food Truck Market in Barcelona.
Roam Like Home
Kavel Rafferty illustrates an infographic for Rogers - a communication company in the US.
Le Cool Valencia
Online guide Le Cool Valencia commission Kavel Rafferty for two locally themed illustrations.
Food Buzz
Kavel Rafferty works for Jetstar Magazine for their Food Buzz section.
A Business Tree
This attractive illustration is by Kavel Rafferty for M&A International Inc.
Trail Mix
Secret 7"
Finding the Soul in Shoes
'Finding the Soul in Shoes' is a short story illustrated by Kavel Rafferty.
Burn the Calories
Corporate Architecture
Kavel Rafferty makes an architectural drawing for German Norddeutsche Landesbank.
Illustrator Profile - Kavel Rafferty
Kavel Rafferty is an English illustrator living in Barcelona, Spain.
Kavel's Kopparberg
Souvenir De Barcelona
Pickling and Pairing
L'Altra Catalan Animation
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