Ellie Foster

Ellie Foster

Illustrator + GIF MakerLondon, United Kingdom
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Ellie Foster

Ellie Foster

Illustrator + GIF MakerLondon, United Kingdom
About me
Freelance Illustrator and GIF Maker, exploring themes of equality, feminine sensuality and motherhood. Mostly creating for publishing and editorial with a special interest in social and environmental/climate justice. Bold colours and soft grain are current obsessions. Motion Design skills loading... On the lookout for agency representation and fun projects, in particular book and magazine covers.
  • #GoodLife2030 Creative Submission featured at the Tate Modern
    #GoodLife2030 Creative Submission featured at the Tate ModernCreatives for Climate and Purpose Disruptors teamed up on this creative brief open call. Artists of all disciplines were asked to create a vision of the future that people could get more excited about than stock photos of wind turbines! I created a piece inspired by living on London's canals, imagining a near future where urban communities have reclaimed existing green spaces and even buildings and made use of limited space collaboratively to live more self-sufficiently and allow nature to thri
  • Animated Self Portrait
    Animated Self PortraitThe result of needing a profile image update and developing skills in motion graphics at the same time! Of course bringing my love of fungi and soft grain together too.
  • Natural Parent Magazine - Cover Illustration
    Natural Parent Magazine - Cover IllustrationHaving licensed previous artwork to Natural Parent Magazine, I was honoured to illustrate their first cover of 2023. I was granted full creative freedom to illustrate my vision of community and support in parenthood, as well as challenging the expectation that parenting spaces are just for mothers, and normalising breastfeeding beyond infancy.
  • Mother Magic
    Mother Magic'Mother Magic' and 'Right Where I Need to Be', both initially personal illustrations exploring my experiences of early motherhood, were printed by Natural Parent Magazine alongside relating articles. I've since included them in my website's online shop after a number of mothers let me know that these pieces made them feel seen and empowered.
  • Bedhead Be Bold Project Competition Win
    Bedhead Be Bold Project Competition WinBedhead by Tigi teamed up with Stylist Magazine to ask creatives of all disciplines to create a piece inspired by a product from the Bedhead range. As soon as I scanned through the list and read 'Curls Rock', the idea came to mind of a rock club bathroom full of women hyping each other up, something I've missed about nights out while we were in lockdown. I decided to work at a level of detail I've wanted to for some time, taking full advantage of it being partly a personal piece, creating mock b
  • Everywoman - Everyman Cinema for International Women's Day
    Everywoman - Everyman Cinema for International Women's DayFor International Women’s Day, Everyman Cinema are celebrating the women who make cinema magic. ✨ Everywoman imagines a world where the cinema is run by and for women, and features films with woman leads. A space where women from all eras over the last century can be without judgement or bias and enjoy the togetherness of cinema. �
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Projects credited in
  • Thank You Key Workers
    Thank You Key WorkersFreeda UK illustration
  • I love who i have been, but i really love who i am becoming
    I love who i have been, but i really love who i am becoming
  • Supporting Each Other No Matter What
    Supporting Each Other No Matter WhatFreeda UK illustration Jan 2020
Work history
    Freeda logo
    Freeda logo
    Illustrator/Graphic DesignerFreeda
    London, United KingdomFull Time
    Freelance Illustrator & DesignerEllie Foster
    London, United KingdomFreelance
    Digital Illustration & Design services. Clients range from small scale start-ups to organisations like Heads Above the Waves to large publishers like Penguin Random House.
  • Digital Illustration
  • Content Creatiion
  • Design
  • Editorial Illustration
  • Book Illustration
    De Montfort University logo
    De Montfort University logo
    Animation and DesignDe Montfort University
     - Leicester, United Kingdom
    A varied course exploring the entire animation design process from concept art, character design, storyboarding, 3D animation, editing and promotion artwork.
    Art Foundation DiplomaGlamorgan Centre for Art & Design
     - Pontypridd, United Kingdom
    A broad study of multiple creative disciplines; from fine art to graphic design, focusing on Animation Design.