Tim Ellis was born in Leicester and now lives in the South East. Tim has a BA Illustration from Anglia Ruskin University and an MA in Communication Design from Central Saint Martins. Tim is primarily interested in storytelling and conveying messages using characters, signs, symbols and narrative devices. Tim’s work begins with drawing, which he then builds on using Photoshop.
Tim works on a wide range of commissions in editorial, design and publishing as well as producing personal projects. Tim also lectures in Illustration at UCA and City Lit in London.
Previous clients include: BBC, Talk Talk, Lloyds, Penguin New York, Virgin, Nokia, Avent, The Guardian, The Times, Radio Times, Time Out, The Economist, New Scientist, Financial Times, Sunday Times, Which?, Traffic Technology International, Make A Wish Foundation, Chartered Institute of Marketing, Lawrence and Graham LLP, Brodies LLP, The Association of Illustrators, TN29, Reiker Shoes, SP:UK, DSCi4 Records.
Tim also writes children’s fiction and recently won first prize for Children’s Funny Fiction at The Winchester Writer’s Festival. He is also working on his first picture book with Far Far Away books.