Els Christensen

Freelance Illustrator based in Hastings

Hi! I am a 24 year old Illustrator from Brighton, currently based in Hastings, East Sussex. I graduated with a First Class BA (Hons) Visual Communication - Illustration degree from the University of Brighton in 2021 (class of 2020) 

I love creating travel and location based illustrations. My current work is inspired by the people and places I've seen while travelling both locally and abroad. I like documenting these places through observational drawings, watercolour paintings and photography.

Brands and Companies I have worked/collaborated with:

Black and white portrait photograph of Els Christensen. Smiling girl wearing Lucy and Yak dungarees, a long sleeve t shirt. She has shoulder length hair that is pushed back with a headband, also wearing leaf shaped earrings.

Quiet Down There
Sussex Learning Network
Priory Meadow Shopping Centre, Hastings
Cass Art (student ambassador 2018-19)
East Sussex College

My illustrations have been featured on social media by:

Cass Art, Derwent, Derwent Australia, Daler Rowney, Bookshop.Org UK, Sotheby's, Self Made Hero, Papermate Europe, Priory Meadow Shopping Centre, Quiet Down There, ProArte Brushes, Pink Pig Sketchbooks, The Hastings Bookshop and ESCDegrees.
Quiet Down There Granby Street and South Norwood. Historic England twin towns. Paper and brush pen collage by Els Christensen