Ellis van der Does


Mid Level
London, United Kingdom
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About me

Ellis van der Does is a Dutch illustrator and designer based in London. Her style is clear, while using various textures and popping colours. She often combines existing forms to create new stories. Ellis works on commissioned and personal projects. Clients include: Nestle, Disney, MixMag, UAL Postgraduate Community / Scott King, BBC, Vice UK, Cambridge University, Royal Academy of Dance London and Staatsbosbeheer (Dutch Forest Protection), among others.

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  • Film
  • Visual Arts
  • Art Direction
  • Drawing
  • Printmaking
  • People
  • Collage
  • Mixed Media
  • Silkscreen
  • Digital Artist
  • Design
  • Editorial
  • Illustration
  • Pen Ink
  • Photoshop
  • Adobe After Effects

People I’ve worked with

Companies I’ve worked with

  • Little Dot Studios

    Little Dot Studios

    • Publishing


    • Music
  • R

    Random acts, channel 4

    • E

      Eskils Junker Film

      Work history


      Freelance Illustrator & Designer

      Ellis D

      Jul 2013
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Freelance
      • Freelance illustration and design work for various clients: - Nestle / Milkybar - Disney - MixMag - Cambridge University - Royal Academy of Dance London


      Pod Leader


      Jan 2016 - Jan 2016
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Freelance
      • Modual: is an innovative educational initiative created by Fred Deakin, Professor at University of the Arts London, to equip students with digital, entrepreneurial and collaborative skills that will empower them to thrive in the creative industries after graduation. Over the course of an intensive two week period, students explore their inner creative purpose and develop vital cross-disciplinary collaborative skills: they then create their own 'pop-up design studios' to develop innovative projects that will change the world for the better, with regular mentorship from leading industry experts along the way. At the end of the second week the students present their projects to a live audience of creative industry leaders, peers and investors. Over the course of the two weeks I mentored a pod of fifteen students. The first few days we connected digitally with the help of Fuze and Slack, later on we met physically in Somerset House.


      Apr 2011 - Aug 2011
      • Stockholm, Sweden
      • Internship
      • I was an intern in an small film and production company in Stockholm for four months. My duties were: - Storyboarding - Location scout - Helping with pitches - Assisting on set - Image researcher



      MA Graphic Design Communication

      Chelsea College of Art and Design

      Oct 2014 - May 2015
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Visual communication course


      Sep 2008 - Jun 2013
      • Utrecht, Netherlands
      • Illustration


      Jan 2006 - Jan 2007
      • Utrecht, Netherlands
      • Foundation year with special interest in visual communication