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: The Pool, Hohe Luft, Root+Bone Magazine, Museum of Sound & Vision, UAL Postgraduate Community / Scott King, Girls Club Zine, Bite Me, Chanced Arm, Food&, Sister Magazine, The Carton, De Optimist, De Dakhaas, Overdose.am and Staatsbosbeheer (Dutch Forest Protection), among others.
Ellis will have a stall at the London Illustration Fair taking place 1-3 December at The Bargehouse – all welcome!
This 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.
In april 2015 she took part in Fred Deakin’s experimental educational initiative Collabology in Somerset House. January 2016 she was happy to be back – this time to help mentor a pod of students.
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.