Katie Chappell Illustrator


Katie Chappell Illustration


Katie Chappell is a multi disciplinary illustrator splitting her time between Edinburgh and her hometown of Berwick upon Tweed. Working across book illustration, editorial, branding and private commissions, her second children's book Bella Umbrella, a collaboration with writer Lizzie Finnigan, will be released in spring 2018. 

Katie teaches workshops in modern brush lettering calligraphy, social media for creatives, watercolour painting and urban sketching to adults and children in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Newcastle and Berwick upon Tweed. She provides live illustration at parties, promotional events and weddings. Glamour Magazine featured Katie's live illustration as a 'hottest wedding trend' in 2017 - you can read the article here.

Katie's work is inspired by old packaging, travel adventures, plants, the people around her, old photographs, naps, coffee and animals. 

In 2017 Katie graduated with an MA in illustration from Edinburgh College of Art. She also has 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, Edinburgh University 


Stella Artois, Edinburgh University

Some pages from Katie's travel sketchbooks: