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Chris Draper

Senior Lecturer

Faculty of Arts, Humanities, Education and Social Sciences
Cambridge School of Art
Areas of Expertise:
Illustration, drawing and book art
Courses taught:

With over 20 years of successful freelance practice and involvement in higher education, Chris’s work has been printed and exhibited both nationally and internationally. He leads our BA (Hons) Illustration course at Cambridge School of Art.

Email: [email protected]

View Chris's editorial work on Flickr

View Chris's publishing and book covers on Flickr


Working for a variety of high-profile clients on a variety of projects from editorial, book publishing and advertising, Chris's breadth of professional experience informs his educational practice. Attending and giving lectures and continuing commissioned projects ensures that his professional knowledge is kept right up to date in this rapidly evolving discipline.

Research interests

  • Editorial illustration
  • Collage/assemblage
  • Experimental photographic processes
  • Collecting and taxonomy


BA (Hons) Illustration


  • BA (Hons) Graphic Design – Specialism Illustration, Central Saint Martins
  • MA Illustration, Royal College of Art

Selected recent publications


New Scientist, The Independent on Sunday, GQ Magazine, The Times Higher Education magazine, The Big Issue, Ryanair inflight magazine, Flight International, Nursing Times.


Random House, 4th Estate, Bloomsbury, Harper Collins, Vintage, Serpent’s Tail, Dorling Kindersley.


Nat West Bank, Ecover, BT, Weetabix, Patek Phillipe