Chris Hees

Graduate designer Chris Hees likes to work with his Cintiq Board and uses Photoshop or Painter to develop his storyboards, layouts and narratives. His style has many influences, but old comic books and American illustrations from the Golden Age of Illustration are his favourites.

When a commission comes in, Chris Hees collects all available information first. Then he draws up a pencil sketch to determine the composition and perspective of the piece. Different approaches are discussed in consultation with the client before Chris gets started on the final artwork. Besides client work he also likes to create self-initiated illustrations. – „It definitely is where my creative process can be most chaotic!”

Chris Hees’ storyboards and layouts come in a broad range of styles. In his day-to-day work he especially values the analysis of the different themes that make every project unique.

A very moving project took the Frankfurt local to the German television broadcaster ARD, where he contributed illustrations to a report on children of arrested IS women. For broadcaster NDR he illustrated descriptions of eyewitnesses and persons who have been affected by sexual assault.

Besides serious and political topics, the illustrator loves working for the sport sector, most recently he created football-themed illustrations for the German Bundesliga Magazin.

Chris is looking forward to working on more finals in the fields of sport and entertainment.

Regardless of the many guidelines, client wishes and concerns, Chris Hees puts something above all into his illustrations: „Lots of soul and lifeblood!“

Graduate designer Chris Hees likes to work with his Cintiq Board and uses Photoshop or Painter to develop his storyboards, layouts and narratives. His style has many influences, but old comic books and American illustrations from the Golden Age of Illustration are his favourites.

When a commission comes in, Chris...

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