Chris Ede brings together sport, lifestyle and urban street culture in the form of montage image making, within editorial, publishing and advertising markets.
He is a regular contributor to Sports Illustrated magazine, creating up-to-date illustrations in response to breaking news and trends.
After gaining a first class degree in Illustration from Portsmouth University, Chris went on to train with McFaul Studio and Mega Munden.
By carefully layering and organising all his Photoshop work, Chris aims to be as flexible as he can for his clients. Though Photoshop is his preference because he likes to retain the feel of the human hand and plenty of texture in his work, Chris also creates vector artwork in Illustrator. He has built up a huge library of urban marks and textures to call upon whenever they’re needed in a project.
Chris has developed several different styles, tailored to the various clients he works for in advertising, editorial, publishing and music. Each has its own nuances, and can be tweaked and fine tuned to suit any new project. His styles include:
Sport - line drawings with an urban or street art look, including graffiti marks and bursting with colour, vibrancy and energy.
Editorial - a naïve, loose drawing style, which is simple and conceptual, and often marked by gritty textures.
Book - beautiful tight line drawing, with the focal point more detailed and colourful. Often this style features symmetrical elements, animal subject matter, and is bold in composition.
Music - Photographic elements mixed with vector art or line work, with a bold composition that pops out and strong typography.