Ellis van der Does is a Dutch illustrator and designer based in London.
Her style is clear, while using various techniques and popping colours. She often combines existing forms to create new stories.
Ellis works on commissioned and personal projects. Clients include: VICE, Lenny Letter, HP, Cambridge University, The Pool, The Atavist, Hohe Luft, EndPain, Root+Bone Magazine, Museum of Sound&Vision, AHD Paper Co., UAL Postgraduate Community/Scott King and SLAA
Ellis is currently making new work that will be shown at 36 Mountains illustration festival in Zagreb, Croatia in September. She just came back from a residency in Palermo with CCT-SeeCity and will present a project based on her visit later this summer.
Her work is on shown at the Anti Trump Art group show by Creative Debuts in Shoreditch and Ellis was happy to show and sell her work at the London Illustration Fair 2017. Last year she exhibited her series 'Zoological Land' at Thuyskamer in Amsterdam. She also had shows at De Branding and Coffee Company, both in Utrecht. Her work was included in the group shows GIF weekender at Volkshotel and De Invasie van Amsterdam.
She has been interviewed by:Various Artists and her work is regularly featured on Illustration Daily.
In april 2015 she took part in Fred Deakin's experimental educational initiative Collabology in Somerset House. January 2016 and March 2018 she was happy to be back - this time to help Fred out.
In September 2015 she graduated from the MA Graphic Design Communication course at Chelsea College of Art and Design. Before going to London she studied BA Illustration at HKU University of the Arts Utrecht, from which she graduated in 2012 (with honours). During her time at the HKU she interned with Eskils Junker Film in Stockholm.
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