Chris Garbutt graduated from Leeds Metropolitan University in 1998 with a First Class BA Honours degree in Graphic Arts and Illustration. Soon after completing his degree, Chris left West Yorkshire to peddle his wares in London, Paris and the USA. He currently lives in Los Angeles, California with his girlfriend and a gaggle of cats.[show more . . .]
Chris' illustrations are mainly produced digitally but usually begin life as silly doodles on post-it notes. Chris has worked with a variety of clients including Disney, Dreamworks, Walker Books, Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon, BT, Nestlé, Aardman Animations, Oddbins, BBC, M&S, Sainsbury, Scholastic and Vodaphone. Projects have ranged from the redesign of the Silent Night logo for kids' beds, to creating a new cover design for Macmillan's classic Just William stories.
Chris also works in the animation industry for TV, Features and Commercials, enjoying various roles from producing, writing, directing and art directing, to storyboarding and character design. Projects have included The Amazing World of Gumball, Gorillaz, The Fairly Odd Parents, Mr Bean, Robotboy, and Stressed Eric. Most recently he has been the Executive Producer, Show-Runner and Art Director of a new TV series he co-created called Pinky Malinky which will be airing on Netflix in 2019.Clients include:
Marks & Spencer
Independent on Sunday
Macmillan Children's Books
Partners Andrew Aldridge
Torre Lazur McCann