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 Association of Illustrators, and I have created illustrations and animations 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, the ATP, Red Bull, Puma, the Boston Celtics, the Miami Dolphins, Tottenham Hotspur FC, Formula E, W Series, DTM, Sky Sports, 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.
In addition to my project work, I have created time-lapse and tutorial videos where you can learn more about my illustration process on my courses page.
Follow my social media channels for a first look at my latest work, and you can also watch my illustration showreel.
Alternatively, if you would like to get in touch there is a form on my contact page.