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Chris Ede

Chris Ede - AMSTERDAM, Holland based illustrator

When a comic shop opened in Chichester, it finally broke the ennui Chris Ede was experiencing growing up on one of the town’s council estates. He was down there all the time, and eventually wangled a job in the shop. Living upstairs was Ian Churchill, a Marvel artist, who shared his drawing secrets with young Chris. The experience set him on the road to becoming a freelance illustrator. Chris loves Marmite, and hates boy racers.

Training

After gaining a first class degree in Illustration from Portsmouth University, Chris went on to train with McFaul Studio and Mega Munden.

Approach

By carefully layering and organising all his Photoshop work, Chris aims to be as flexible as he can for his clients. Though Photoshop is his preference because he likes to retain the feel of the human hand and plenty of texture in his work, Chris also creates vector artwork in Illustrator. He has built up a huge library of marks and textures to call upon whenever they’re needed in a project.

Styles

Chris has developed several different styles, tailored to the various clients he works for in advertising, editorial, publishing and music. Each has its own nuances, and can be tweaked and fine tuned to suit any new project. His styles include: Sport - line drawings with an urban or street art look, including graffiti marks and bursting with colour, vibrancy and energy. Editorial - a naïve, loose drawing style, which is simple and conceptual, and often marked by gritty textures. Book - beautiful tight line drawing, with the focal point more detailed and colourful. Often this style features symmetrical elements, animal subject matter, and is bold in composition. Music - Photographic elements mixed with vector art or line work, with a bold composition that pops out and strong typography.

Client list

Nike NFL Sports Illustrated Lufthansa Airlines McDonalds 2012 Olympics Volkswagen Ford Axe/Lynx Braun EMI The Guardian The Financial Times ILoveDust
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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