Katie Chappell Illustrator


Katie Chappell Illustration



I'm Katie - an illustrator working with book illustration, editorial, branding and occasionally some private commissions. I’ve just finished illustrating my second children's book 'Umbrella Bella', 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 lecture in illustration and do a lot of live drawing. I love live illustrating at promotional events for brands, parties and weddings. In 2017 Glamour Magazine declared me a 'hot wedding trend' (hah!) You can read the article here.

I'm powered by regular naps and black coffee, as well as an intense fear of working in an office. I am inspired by old packaging, travel adventures, plants, the people around me and old photographs. Travelling and drawing are two of my favourite things, and to be able to do both makes me very happy. Next on my travel wishlist are California and India.

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.

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Virgin Money, BALTIC, Newcastle University, Gateshead Council, Northumbrian Water, 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: