Chris Madden’s first picture book, We Travel So Far, was published in the UK by Quarto Group. Madden invites readers to take a trip around the world to learn the story of migration and to answer the question: Why do animals travels so far. From the epic migration of the humpback to the unbelievable determination […]
Chris Madden created a series of illustrations of British Garden birds. His illustration of a magpie appears on the cover of the book, “One for Sorrow,” by Alan Hargrave, a story of the loss of 21 year-old Tom from cancer and how his family struggled through the aftermath. Madden’s vivid portrait of a magpie, perched on […]
Chris Madden designed this inventive illustration of a skateboarding trick that’s an experiment with shape, line, texture, and the human form. Madden’s, ‘trick of the day’ is part of a personal project that focuses on the skate culture. His colorful, skater boy or Sk8er Boi, of an airbourne figure, transports us to heights we may never scale ourselves. […]
For a recent editorial assignment for BeHealthy magazine, Chris Madden was given the challenge of tackling the very delicate subject of Euthanasia. Assisted dying is a divisive and emotionally-loaded subject but not one to shy away from. Madden takes a difficult topic and pulls imagery and inspiration from it, taking a light-hearted approach to the subject without making light of it. Madden’s compelling […]
Hiring people with Autism for HR Magazine
A new half-page illustration for an article about the distribution of counterfeit wine
Losing your speech and Language as a result of a spinal cord injury
Cryptocurrencies disrupting the traditional banking methods
The Dallas skyline under construction.
How to start a Winery – Sell your assets and invest in your own Wine-making business for Vancouver Magazine
The Myth of Marketing Blindness – for part of a report on Audiology Practices and why certain prospects ignore many marketing efforts.
I recently had the pleasure of working with Google & MadeWithCode on their Earth Day coding project. This Earth Day, MadeWithCode teamed up with 3 nonprofits who are committed to protecting our planet: The Jane Goodall Institute, WWF, and The Ocean Agency. Discover how they’re standing up for our world and find out what you […]
An image created to celebrate the Gay Pride weekend festival in Manchester
A self-initiated book cover design for ‘ The Prestige’ by Christopher Priest, created using both traditional printmaking methods and digital processes.
As a warm-up exercise and to force myself into creating more playful and interesting figures, I set myself the challenge of recreating already well-established characters in a way that is visually pleasing to myself but still instantly recognisable to everybody else. I’m a big fan of superhero movies so decided to bastardise those pesky rascals, […]
Chris has been working his socks off for the past year on his first picture book. We Travel So Far is a 64-page illustrated picture book looking at the most incredible journeys undertaken by animals around the world, from the epic migration of the huge humpback whale to the unbelievable determination of the tiny hummingbird, […]
Half page illustration for an article about recruiting people with Autism into office environments.
Editorial illustration for an article entitled ‘How to start a Winery’, that highlights the physical, emotional and financial costs of setting up your own vineyard.
Code a message of empowerment to honour the female mathematicians of Hidden Figures.
A series of spot illustrations for Ricardo Magazine’s ‘Cheap Thrills’ budget feature. 10 fantastic recipes using very cheap ingredients to help combat rising food costs.
Christmas-themed image based around a square shape. Made as part of the interactive digital Advent calendar, It’s a Shape Christmas.