El Sutton

El Sutton – Designer

Vibrant, stand-out illustration with a lively style. Perfect for children's books, fashion editorial, and travel genres


My illustration portfolio has 2 main styles. These are a vibrant watercolour style, with a free and expressive feel, and a bold vector based style which is very clean and clear.

I have produced illustrations for fashion magazines, for packaging artwork, and for websites. These have varied from small graphics to full cover illustration. I have also produced illustration for educational purposes, such as infographics.

I love drawing city street scenes, and fashion and lifestyle illustrations. I would jump on any opportunity to illustrate for a travel/journalism book.

I started my digital illustration to add to my skills in realistic portraiture, eye-catching infographics, and imaginative character design.

I have developed this style further to cover more abstract themes which focus on capturing an idea and creating a pleasing composition. I would like to use these skills to represent ideas for instance in poetry and psychology.
Children’s Non-Fiction Education & Reference Fashion & Textiles Travel
Short Story
  • BA Hons Illustration

Work experience


Sep, 2012 — Present

Illustration is my main creative drive, and I have several styles to approach different types of artwork, from informative digital graphics to hand drawn fashion illustrations.

My experience covers creative design, layout design, and illustration for magazines, advertisements, products and product packaging.


From the magical world of Delish comes this beautiful fairytale book of cake pops. The book is full of beautiful images, with step-by-step instructions of how to create fairytale cake pops. You will learn how to make: Alice in Cakeland, Cinder Toffee Ella, Gol... read more

El has 3 reviews





Janette R.

Janette R.

Feb, 2023

El did a fantastic job! She was quick and responsive. Her illustrations were exactly what I wanted.
Nigel M.

Nigel M.

Nov, 2020

The nicest person and a great professional.
Nigel M.

Nigel M.

Nov, 2020

Excellent. I'm hoping to extend the contract into other things.
El S.
Pleasure to work with Nigel. He is enthusiastic, clear and considerate with his feedback.

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