Cat Sims

Cat Sims

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

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.
  • 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
  • 'The System Has All the Traps' - DOPE 14
    'The System Has All the Traps' - DOPE 14Welcome to the Thunderdome. I was very very pleased to work on this illustration for Sleaford Mod @jason_williamson_'s piece 'The System Has All the Traps' for the latest issue of DOPE magazine. Out today! @dogsectionpress buy or read it in full here "Class Consciousness elevates your perception I feel and so your options within the Thunderdome are more likely to be closer to obtaining Preference instead of suffering with Shit because I think you understand
  • LA Times, 3rd June 2021
    LA Times, 3rd June 2021Editorial illustration for the LA Times on the epic scale of the Kardashian empire. Thanks to AD Judith Pryor.
  • Glorious Sport, 'Knowledge is Power', 21 May 2021
    Glorious Sport, 'Knowledge is Power', 21 May 2021"We’re a few years away from seeing a Black representative on the British equestrian team,” said 24-year-old Lydia Heywood. The equestrian world has long been associated with wealth and royalty. However, like the majority of sports, there has been a growing movement to increase accessibility for the masses." Art Direction by ThisisRoot Editorial illustrations for Glorious Sport
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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
    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.
  • Illustration
  • Detailed Drawing
  • Graphic Artist
  • Hons Graphic Design
  • Comic Art
  • Creative Writing
  • Art Direction
  • Book Illustration
  • Magazine Design
  • Editorial Illustration
    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
    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