Chris Watson is an award-winning, London-based illustrator with an incorrigible knack for steely, hand drawn illustrations. Besides being commissioned from around the world by the likes of Levi Strauss and the Guardian, Watson frequently indulges in his penchant for cycling, providing illustrations for periodicals like Cycling Active, Cycling Weekly, and Performance Bikes.
Clients include: Penguin Books, Bloomsbury, the British Council, the Guardian, Reader’s Digest, Levi Strauss, Lewis Leathers, LaRocka, Management Today, the Idler, Savoy Jazz, Straight no Chaser, Loaded, Performance Bikes, Sideburn, Cinch, Selfridges, Colette.
Chris’ AOI award winning illustration work has been commissioned around the world for fashion labels, record labels, magazines and books. His silkscreened prints and t-shirts have been snapped up at dozens of galleries and boutiques in Europe, Japan and the USA.
Chris was born in Edinburgh and grew up in Stirling, Scotland. He graduated with a BA in Drawing & Painting from the Glasgow School of Art, with part of his studies taken at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, USA. Chris also has an MA in Sequential Illustration & Design from Brighton University.
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