Chris Madden is an Editorial and Lifestyle illustrator from Manchester, UK, where he lives with his family.
Chris received his first editorial assignment in 1991 at the age of 9, when he was approached by the school newspaper to illustrate an article about a stray dog that had entered the playground. He then took a short break from professional illustration until graduating with a 1st Class honours degree in Illustration and Visual Communication in 2010. Since then Chris has been published in a wide range of international newspapers and magazines, and has worked with a selection of well known brands.
While studying illustration, Chris developed a great love for traditional printmaking methods and this had a huge impact on how he approached the image-making process. He now uses methods derived from his love of printmaking, to create conceptual illustrations that balance quite heavy or dry subject matter, with a sense of humour and a nice colour palette.
When Chris isn’t shifting pixels around in Photoshop, he can often be found in his home studio making a mess, reading books, playing Video games and eating Jaffa Cakes.