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Tim Ellis
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advertising colour corporate design editorial publishing subject techniques / style


advertising animation characters games medical pharmaceutical posters product sequential type design typography


black blue brown gold green grey orange pink turquoise white yellow


annual report business charts corporate decisions financial money


conceptual diagrams icons infographic interactive lettering logo maps new media signs symbols


editorial health illustrative journalism lifestyle


book covers book jackets childrens books non fiction publishing


action airplanes animals birds boats books buildings cars computers crime crowds education energy environment faces festivals film flags food & drink globes hair hands industrial jigsaw landscape machinery men military money music people places plants political rainbow relationships science shopping sound space still life technology telecommunications time tourism transport travel trees women wood

techniques / style

architectural blueprint cartoon digital flat tone hand drawn humourous isometric line origami sci-fi


Tim Ellis was born in Leicester and now lives in the South East. Tim has a BA Illustration from Anglia Ruskin University and an MA in Communication Design from Central Saint Martins. Tim is primarily interested in storytelling and conveying messages using characters, signs, symbols and narrative devices. Tim’s work begins with drawing, which he then builds on using Photoshop.

Tim works on a wide range of commissions in editorial, design and publishing as well as producing personal projects. Tim also lectures in Illustration at UCA and City Lit in London.

Previous clients include: BBC, Talk Talk, Lloyds, Penguin New York, Virgin, Nokia, Avent, The Guardian, The Times, Radio Times, Time Out, The Economist, New Scientist, Financial Times, Sunday Times, Which?, Traffic Technology International, Make A Wish Foundation, Chartered Institute of Marketing, Lawrence and Graham LLP, Brodies LLP, The Association of Illustrators, TN29, Reiker Shoes, SP:UK, DSCi4 Records.

Tim also writes children’s fiction and recently won first prize for Children’s Funny Fiction at The Winchester Writer’s Festival. He is also working on his first picture book with Far Far Away books.

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