James Gibbs is an illustrator based in Bristol, UK


Hi, I'm James Gibbs (he/him), an illustrator, animator and graphic designer from the UK. My work is bold, colourful and graphic, inspired by the simple geometric shapes of mid-century modernist design. During my freelance career, I have been fortunate enough to create artwork for children's non-fiction books, magazines, clothing, and large-scale advertising campaigns.

I live and work from my home in beautiful Bristol, alongside my partner (also an illustrator) Holly Maguire and our little hairy dog friend Peggy.

My spare time is spent going on long walks through nature, gardening, baking, woodworking, playing the guitar and watching strange cult movies.

I grew up in the 80s and 90s, right by the sea in Old Portsmouth in the South of England, and I studied Illustration at Cardiff School of Art & Design, Wales.


Please email me at: hello ☮︎ james-gibbs.co.uk or contact my agent NB Illustration who represents me globally.  

Selected Clients

Dorking Kingsley, Richmond Publishing, Oxford University Press, What on Earth Books, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing, Scholastic, Atlanta Magazine, Pets at Home, Green Parent, Bulletin, Community Care, Cavendish Music, Nature & Health Magazine, Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music, Leeds Building Society, St Werburgh's Farm, Greenhouse PR, Baron Fig, The Stable, Nmi, Irish National Teacher’s Organisation, Card Nest, Common Sense,  Anorak


I use a wide range of things to create my work, but mainly the following: MacBook Pro, iPad Pro, Apple Pencil, Adobe Photoshop, Procreate, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe After Effects, Pencil, Paper.


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