Katie Chappell Illustrator


Katie Chappell Illustration



I'm Katie - an illustrator working in book illustration, editorial, as well as branding stuff and occasionally some private commissions. At the moment i'm illustrating my second children's book 'Bella Umbrella', a collaboration with writer Lizzie Finnigan.

I co-run a children's workshop company called Making and Moving. As well as illustrating and running workshops, I do a lot of live drawing. I love live illustrating at promotional events for brands, parties and weddings. Glamour Magazine featured me and my live illustration as a 'hottest wedding trend' in 2017 (hah!) You can read the article here.

I'm inspired by old packaging, travel adventures, plants, the people around me, old photographs, naps, coffee and animals. Travelling and drawing are two of my favourite things, and to be able to do both instead of a boring job makes me so happy. I think 7-year-old-me would be very chuffed.

In 2017 I graduated with an MA in illustration from Edinburgh College of Art. I also have a foundation degree in animation, as well as a BA (hons) in illustration and graphic design.

For all enquiries please contact



Virgin Money,  BALTIC, Newcastle University, Gateshead Council, Berwick Visual Arts, 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 


MA Degree Show Edinburgh College of Art - August 2017
Solo Exhibition "Drawings an' That" Newcastle City Library - July 2012

Some pages from Katie's travel sketchbooks: