Chris Nixon is an illustrator, designer and creative director based in Perth, Australia. Inspired by the West Coast and classic surf culture with an emphasis on the handmade and crafted, his textured work and direction spreads across a wide range of media. From children’s books to animation, commercial illustration to large scale public art, Nixon threads a distinct style across all scales and sizes to extend his creativity. Chris has created several large scale artworks which have been installed around Australia and has exhibited work in Tokyo, Berlin, Bali, Sydney and Melbourne. Chris was a feature presenter at the Adobe Create Now Roadshow in Brisbane in 2014.
Chris Nixon is represented by The Drawing Book Studios.
Adobe, McDonald's, Tame Impala, Hyperlite, Telstra, Penguin Random House, Scholastic, The Critical Slide Society, Will & Co. Coffee, Clemenger BBDO, No Cure Magazine, Affectors, Scitech, Rydges, Hyatt, FORM, Curtin University, Nurofen, Sydney Brewery, Batlow Premium Cider Co, Artline, City of Perth.
Young People and the Arts Fellowship – 2014, Adobe Create Now Roadshow – Feature Presenter – 2014, Interactive Design Insitute – Featured Top Ten Graphic Designers and Illustrators – 2014, CBCA Shorlisted Picture Book – 2014, Picture Book of the Year, Reader’s Choice – 2013, 2nd Place Breakthrough Illustrators Contest – RSAR – 2012, 3×3 Contemporary Illustration – Professional Show – 2012, CMYK – Top 100 New Creatives – 2011, Australian Creative – Illustration Showcase – 2011, 3×3 Contemporary Illustration – New Talent – 2011
PUBLIC Salon – 2015, Re.Discover Group Show – 2015, From the Ground Up Group Show – Sydney – 2014, AFFECTORS Group Show, Sydney, Melbourne – 2013, 2014, PUBLIC Salon – 2014, No Vacancy Group Show – Melbourne – 2014, In Type We Trust – Black Penny – Sydney – 2014, Greenroom Festival Group Show – Yokohama, Japan – 2013, Living Walls - FORM Gallery, Perth – 2012, O’Neill/Monster Children – 60 Years Of Innovation Tour – Sydney, Bali, Tokyo – 2012, State Library of Western Australia Permanent Collection