I’m Chris Rathbone - a freelance illustrator with a background in Graphic Design and Art Direction. I love the challenge of trying to capture emotion and energy in my illustrations, and I like to use bold colour palettes to further enhance the visual impact of my work.
I am a member of the Directory of Illustration, and I have created illustrations for a host of clients and agencies within the sports industry. My illustrations lend themselves to being used on both online and offline media, and I also regularly work with agencies to create animations and motion graphics from my illustrations. Some of the clients I have created work for include Formula 1, the NBA, Red Bull, Puma, Ferrari, the Boston Celtics, Formula E, W Series, DTM, William Hill, 888 Sport, the Tour De France and the Goodwood Festival of Speed. I have also created illustrations for leading magazines such as CAR Magazine, Top Gear, Forbes Magazine and Match of the Day, and I have been commissioned by a U.S. publishing house to illustrate a series of sports related books.
I have also been a part of several live drawing sessions for clients such the NBA and Motorsport live where I have created illustrations live on stage whilst talking through my work and answering questions from the crowd. I also regularly work with Affinity/Serif who’s software I use to create a lot of my illustration work, and I have created several time lapse and tutorial videos for clients where I take you through my illustration process from start to finish.
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