Katie Chappell Illustrator


Katie Chappell Illustration


My (wiggly) Career path:

MA in illustration from Edinburgh College of Art.

I also have a foundation degree in animation from Newcastle College, as well as a BA (hons) in illustration and graphic design from the University of Sunderland.

Before that I briefly wanted to be a pop star but that’s another story for another time.


I'm Katie and I am an illustrator.

People like working with me because

“Katie is super easy to work with, quickly gets to grips with what you are looking for and is happy to adapt as the project progresses.”

“Exceptionally quick to respond to emails and calls, and all illustrations were done ahead of what was already a tight schedule. Both myself and the graphic designer I was working with at the time were delighted with the service we received, and how engaging Katie was throughout the process.”

See more client testimonials here.

Regular naps and black coffee keep me going, along with a strong dislike of offices.


Old packaging, travel adventures with a bag full of paint and sketchbooks, plants, the people around me, and old photographs.


I live in a little cottage in my hometown with my photographer partner Cameron who likes to collect old things. I love walking along the river, through the woods, and coming home to work on commissions, packaging designs and illustrated portraits.


Once a week I lecture in illustration and graphic design, and I also travel around doing live illustration at events and meetings.

In April 2019 I will be drawing and painting my way around the South of India!

Come and connect on Instagram so you can pretend you’re in India with me too.




Virgin Money, CASS Art, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, NHS, Newcastle University, Gateshead Council, Poco Nido, The Hancock Museum, The Crack Magazine, Counterpoint Magazine, Charles Gillman Cosmetics, Sunderland University, BEAT UK, Megan Claire Cards, Wrap Magazine


Stella Artois, House of Fraser, Edinburgh University, Culture Bridge NE, Borders Art Fair


Between Lands, Edinburgh White Space Gallery - June 2019
MA Degree Show Edinburgh College of Art - August 2017
Solo Exhibition "Drawings an' That" Newcastle City Library - July 2012

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