Ellis Brown
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Ellis Brown

IllustratorPortsmouth, United Kingdom
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Ellis Brown
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Ellis Brown

IllustratorPortsmouth, United Kingdom
About me
Hello! 🖍 I'm an Illustrator currently living in Portsmouth. I'm obsessed with texture and experimental mark-making and often use gouache, a variety of printing methods and rough pencil brushes within my work. I would love to create illustrations for editorial and narrative briefs, work on collaborative projects with other creatives and be involved with community work. It's also a dream of mine to become a mentor or tutor, regularly working with and helping other creatives experiment and develop their artistic voice. Follow my work: https://linktr.ee/ellisbrown.art Get in touch: hello@ellisbrown.art ✉️
Projects
  • 'Growth'
    'Growth'This illustration depicts growth, encouragement and friendship. ​ Wanting to find my creative voice after studying at university, I decided to take the time and experiment with colour, media, mark making and subject matter. After posting my process and recent works on Twitter, I was overwhelmed with the amount of support and encouragement I received from my new friends in the creative online community. I created this illustration as a thank you. ​ A combination of collaged textures, bold colours
  • AARP 'The Ethel' - 'How to Downsize With the Help of Friends'
    AARP 'The Ethel' - 'How to Downsize With the Help of Friends'A recent commission by AARP to create two illustrations for a lifestyle article on 'The Ethel' online newsletter. The Ethel online newsletter is a great resource, targeted at women over 50 and designed to celebrate and champion the idea of older women owning their age. The article 'How to Downsize With the Help of Friends' details the challenges of downsizing house once older. The article significantly promotes the importance of friendship and the impact of helping hands during difficult situ
  • 'Fresh Start'
    'Fresh Start'Wanting to find my creative voice after studying at university, I decided to take the time and experiment with colour, media, mark making and subject matter. I created this illustration to commemorate the first day of my journey of becoming an Illustrator and creating work for my portfolio. ​ A combination of risograph textures, bold colours and wobbly lines.
  • 'International Women's Day - 2022'
    'International Women's Day - 2022'An illustration to commemorate International Women's Day 2022 and celebrate the powerful, inspiring and amazing people who identify as a woman! #BreakTheBias May we know them. May we be them. May we raise them! ​ A digital illustration created on Procreate.
  • Community Bridges - Boosting Self-Esteem
    Community Bridges - Boosting Self-EsteemA digital illustration to accompany an article about 'Boosting Self Esteem' on Community Bridges' online magazine. This illustration focuses on how community organisations can help you to build/boost self esteem. I wanted to create something that portrayed team work, building each other up and having fun whilst doing so! You can read the full story here: https://www.communitybridges.co.uk/post/self-esteem-is-the-spice-of-life Drawn using #procreate.
  • Community Bridges and Espacio Mama
    Community Bridges and Espacio MamaThree illustrations for a Community Bridges blogpost and newsletter, interviewing Espacio Mama, a social support group led by and for the community of Spanish-speaking mums in Southwark, London - also part of the Parents and Communities Together project. We spoke with mums Danna and Claudia to hear about their personal journeys to Espacio Mama and what this group means to them. It was so nice to hear about all of the amazing support and opportunities offered at Espacio Mama and how being part o
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Projects credited in
  • University of Portsmouth, BA(Hons) Illustration
    University of Portsmouth, BA(Hons) IllustrationThis year we celebrate not only the creative practice of our 2020 graduates but also the commitment, tenacity and professionalism that enabled them to respond with such positivity to the global pandemic and the challenges it brought. The course encourages students to consider the role and responsibility of an illustrator, with reference to authorial practice and social issues; the emphasis on research informs the content and specialism of their visual practice. The work of our graduates empl
  • Graduate Show 2020
    Graduate Show 2020This year we celebrate not only the creative practice of our 2020 graduates but also the commitment, tenacity and professionalism that enabled them to respond with such positivity to the global pandemic and the challenges it brought. The course encourages students to consider the role and responsibility of an illustrator, with reference to authorial practice and social issues; the emphasis on research informs the content and specialism of their visual practice. The work of our graduates empl
Work history
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    VolunteerDrawing Room
     - London, United KingdomPart Time
    Part time volunteer at Drawing Room. Front of shop role, responsible for invigilating gallery space, arranging courier services for artworks and assisting the production of gallery publications with hand-finished touches.
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    Sales AssistantCowling & Wilcox
     - London, United KingdomPart Time
    Part time sales assistant. Front of shop role, responsible for answering stock enquiries, product knowledge, customer service, experience on tills.
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Skills
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Life Drawing
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Indesign
  • Drawing
  • Reportage Illustration
  • Digital Illustration
  • Printmaking
Education
    University of Portsmouth logo
    University of Portsmouth logo
    Illustration BA (hons) University of Portsmouth
    Portsmouth, United Kingdom
    BA Illustration Student
    Camberwell College of Arts (UAL) logo
    Camberwell College of Arts (UAL) logo
    Foundation Diploma in Art and DesignCamberwell College of Arts (UAL)
     - London, United Kingdom
    Foundation Art & Design Diploma. Specialism: Illustration.