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Tim Bradford

Tim Bradford's Photo - International character illustrator. UK

Living right next to a nature reserve in Nottingham, Tim Bradford also has the convenience of being just half a mile from the city center. From alpine landscapes to geometry and animals, he’s inspired by nature and also loves drawing people of all sizes, shapes and nationalities.
Tim studied for a BA Hons in Illustration at Lincoln University and an MA in Illustration and Animation at Kingston University London. His clients are always impressed by the versatility of his character designs, and his ability to turn a brief into something unique and vibrant, whether it’s a single illustration, a campaign or a piece of animation.


Everything begins as a pencil sketch, which is then colored up digitally using Photoshop and Illustrator. With his animation skills, many clients ask him to create work for both print and digital projects where motion is required. For a more physical feel to his work, Tim is increasingly introducing hand drawn elements as well.


Most of Tim’s imagery is quirky, fun and character-based, and his work often incorporates custom typography along with some movement. Life, energy, charm and wit are what he strives for when he creates an illustration, and he likes to find visual solutions that are easy on the eye and keep you looking.

Client list

Tim has been commissioned by clients including Shell, Ford, Sony Ericsson, Microsoft, Capital One, JWT, British Gas and Nivea.
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Animal Talk
Orlando Magazine write on the origins of 'animal phrases' with the help of Tim Bradford's fun illustrations.
Business with China
AdAge ask Tim Bradford for an illustration showing US and China trade tensions.
The Barclaycard Arena
Tim Bradford draws a flowing line illustration for the Barclaycard Arena in Hamburg, Germany.
From Concept to Launch
Tim Bradford creates a sensational animation for product development firm Elmatica.
Christmas Cookies
Tim Bradford creates this festive illustration for Sainsburys
How to Pack a Camper Van
Tim Bradford designs a helpful visual for every camping holiday.
The RCN Membership Pack
Tim Bradford completes a fantastic job of illustrating the membership pack for the Royal College of Nursing.
Pastry Path
Tim Bradford creates a quirky artwork for b.inspired on the Antwerp Pastry Week.
The Roles of a Monk
Tim Bradford works on an interactive installation for Durham Cathedral.
Fitness Fears
Slimming World Magazine commission Tim Bradford for some monstrous artworks!
Sleep Cycles
Tim Bradford illustrates for The Week Junior showing different stages of sleep.
With an open brief, Tim Bradford creates a superb cover for The Caterer.
A Global Kid's Kitchen
Tim Bradford works with Watkins Publishing on a children's cookery book.
Yummy Lolly
Tim Bradford decorates the packaging of Yummy Lollies with his crazy characters.
Coffee Culture
Tim Bradford illustrates a coffee themed infographic for Waitrose Magazine.
Tim Bradford supplies the artwork for Cambridge University's idiom animations.
A Barbican Map
City Family Arts Network (CFAN) commission Tim Bradford to create a family fun map of the Barbican area in London.
Illustrator Profile - Tim Bradford