15 March 2018

Clay Disarray

It's Friday and to end the week at CIA we have the good news of welcoming Lizzie Campbell better known as Clay Disarray. As her name implies, Lizzie is a clay artist. She mostly creates amazing and very realistic movie posters in various genres, generously doused in humour. But it’s her apparent penchants for darker themes which excite us the most! We can't wait to see her handmade models move in animation. 

Clay artist

14 March 2018


Neoclassicism with a twist! This is humbly how we would describe David de las Heras's unique style. He creates perfect harmony between shadow and light. With a narrative approach, David’s endearing and expressive portraits have led him to an exhibition at the Art fair “Drawing Room” in Madrid, a real treat for the eyes! 

Painterely Illustrator

9 March 2018


We can add yet another prestigious designer collaboration to the list for artist Ricardo Cavolo! Following on from Bally, Zara an Alexander McQueen, the iconic Spanish artist has illustrated a collection of bags for the brand If Bags. Inspired by the painter Frida Kahlo, Ricardo shares her taste for symbolism. “A piece of art is not always something standing in a museum. Sometimes it is something you can keep with yourself.”

Hand Drawn Illustrators

8 March 2018

International Women's Day

There is no better way for us to celebrate Women's International Day than by sharing the work of a talented female artist. Whooli Chen offers limitless creativity in her work. Her surrealist universe seems to be ruled by the unconscious mind where floating objects tell us a story “I like adding elements of surrealism in my works because it represents more room for interpretation”. We love her delicate style, calming colour palette and the whimsical spirit of her work. Whooli’s keenest strength lies in her untouchable finesse and sheer skill of application. She has the power to move even the most stoic of humans. 

Painterely Illustrator

5 March 2018

With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility

Sam Gilbey has made it onto the cover of The Guide, the Guardian’s weekend magazine, with a portrait of Krysten Ritter as Marvel’s heroine Jessica Jones. His hand-rendered realistic digital paintings have already attracted prestigious clients such as Paramount Pictures and 20th Century Fox, as well as officially licensed posters for  Marvel’s Avengers, Universal Studios and Monty Python. Stay tuned for Jessica Jones Season 2 (8th March on Netflix), the actress even shared the cover on her social media!

Painterely Illustrator

2 March 2018

New Artist Ruby Taylor!

It's Friday, and what better way to send you off into the weekend than with a new artist announcement! Ruby Taylor collects inspiration in everything around her, but is especially drawn to old printed ephemera, vintage illustration and hand painted signage. Colour plays an important role in her work and each colour palette is meticulously selected resulting in her distinctive style full of warmth and fun in equal measure. She has worked with clients such as Penguin Random House, Harper Collins, Tory Burch and Adidas.

illustrators, prosecco, characters, colour

1 March 2018

The Third Half

This is the second exhibition of the year for illustrator Stanley Chow, renowned for his portraits of stars from sport, music, television and film. This time he will be showing his work at Manchester’s football museum, celebrating the football moments and players that have inspired and influenced him. “Curated by Stanley Chow” started on Wednesday 28th will also include objects from Stan’s personal collection of football memorabilia. Come in to support your local artist! 

Vector Illustrator

21 February 2018

Web of Silence

After the Harvey Weinstein scandal, many other industries have decided to speak out about allegations of sexual harassment and abuse of power. It’s the turn of the Royal Academy of Dance to speak some hard truths and open up the floor to discussion. They denounce in their magazine “Dance Gazette” stories of abuse and denial in the realm of classical ballet. Accompanying these hard to hear tales, the powerful illustration by Deanna Halsall whose approach is both sensitive and impacting. 

Vector Illustrator

20 February 2018

Star Portrait

Our Graham has been busy creating exciting new pieces for his portfolio that are full of charm. With fresh springlike colours and pleasant muted shading, his portfolio is full of playful puns and endearing characters, Graham's dry northern wit is sprinkled with optimism in this lovely body of work

1 February 2018

The Power of Data

Last year for the Cannes Lions, Adobe and Wunderman teamed up to create “data portraits” of industry leaders & influencers who are finding new ways to connect creativity with data and technology. Eleven individuals have been paired up with eleven artists who were challenged with creating a portrait while incorporating data. Here is the “data portrait” of Cooper Harris by Alberto Seveso


Photoshop Illustrators