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Cat Sims

Artist // Illustrator // Comics CreatorLondon, United Kingdom
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Cat Sims
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Cat Sims

Artist // Illustrator // Comics CreatorLondon, United Kingdom
About me
Cat is a gradaute of the UAL London College of Communication and is now a Graphic Artist / Illustrator based at her home studio in Birmingham. She is represented by Illustration X. Over a ten year period, Cat has created commissioned work for clients including The Guardian Guide, Guardian Weekly, NME, Vauxhall, You Magazine, Barbican, the V&A and many more. Cat's self-publlished comic and zines have been exhibited at Somerset House and her first published graphic horror story "The Burgeoning" is scheduled for release in 2021 by SelfMadeHero.
Projects
  • Peaky Blinders
    Peaky BlindersArtwork commissioned by BBC Creative to promote the start of Peaky Blinders season 6.
  • Adidas
    AdidasCommission to commemorate the 2022 UEFA European Women's Football Championship at Adidas’ Stratford store ⚽
  • Oatly
    OatlyPROJECT SILENT BARISTA: ONE OAT DRINK COMPANY'S QUEST TO TRAIN A NEW AND INCLUSIVE CLASS OF CHINESE BARISTAS As a company that makes oat drinks that go happily with coffee, we have a close relationship with the barista community. And we thought that maybe the coffee industry could lead the way in creating more job opportunities for those often left out of the labor market. So we came up with the Silent Barista initiative in Shanghai – providing officially-certified barista training and job oppor
  • Glorious Sport, 16 July 21
    Glorious Sport, 16 July 21Cricketer Issy Wong’s Winning Playlist "Al Greenwood talks to professional cricketer Issy Wong about the new tournament The Hundred, the power of music to bring fans together, and the songs that are close to her heart."
  • Guardian Guide, 3 July 2021
    Guardian Guide, 3 July 2021
  • Glorious Sport, 'Strike a Chord', 25 June 2021
    Glorious Sport, 'Strike a Chord', 25 June 2021Singer Olivia Dean discusses the powerful emotional connection between football and family, women’s confidence around sports, and why summer is all about rounders in the park Words by Al Greenwood Art Direction by ThisisRoot
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Projects credited in
  • Varoom 38 The Activism Issue
    Varoom 38 The Activism IssueThe Activism issue of Varoom reports on the innovative ways that illustrators today are using their work to effect social and political change around the world. With their ability to clarify the complex, manifest the hidden and lampoon the powerful, illustrators are essential practitioners in this age of distorted truths and commercial homogenisation. As more people visibly adopt positions on political and social issues, the championing of causes has become a cultural currency, adopted by
Work history
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    Artist / IllustratorCat Sims
    London, United KingdomFreelance
    Cat has completed commissioned projects for clients including, but not exclusive to - The New York Times, The LA Times, The Guardian, Jacobin, Tribune, The Washington Post, Oxford University Press, V&A‚ Barbican, Pentagram and Vauxhall. Her critically acclaimed zine, comics and risographs are currently stocked in London, Barcelona, Berlin and Hamburg at the Barbican, GOSH!, People of Print's curated Department Store, Fatbottom Books, Schikkimikki Zine Distro and Strips & Stories. Her first published comic is scheduled for release in February 2021, with independent publishing house SelfMadeHero. Cat’s work has been exhibited at Somerset House, Peckham Pelican, South London Comic and Zine Fair, and her latest comic XENOS won Broken Frontier’s ‘Comic of the Festival’ at ELCAF, 2018.
Skills
  • Illustration
  • Detailed Drawing
  • Graphic Artist
  • Hons Graphic Design
  • Comic Art
  • Creative Writing
  • Art Direction
  • Book Illustration
  • Magazine Design
  • Editorial Illustration
Education
    University of The Arts London (UAL) logo
    University of The Arts London (UAL) logo
    BA(Hons) Graphic DesignUniversity of The Arts London (UAL)
     - London, United Kingdom
Awards
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    Comic of the FestivalBroken Frontier
    My self-published comic 'Xenos: At The Edge of Life' was awarded Comic of the Festival at ELCAF (East London Comic and Print Fair) 2018