Pete Ellison

About Pete

 
 
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About Pete

Pete Ellison is a visual artist, illustrator & designer producing cute and colorful art and screen printed works. His physical & digital work both draw inspiration from retro advertising illustrations & character goods, combined with a DIY approach and a desire to leave the world a little brighter than he found it. Some day he'd like to paint a mural of astronaut pandas drinking hot pink milkshakes, preferably in a vintage bowling alley.

Digital / Interactive Projects

2018, MeltyHeart, Illustration / Design / Music / Code, iOS, Self-Published
2018, Kegel Kat, Illustration, iOS & Android, Developed & Published by Bitty
2018, #Breakforcist Battle, Illustration / Music, Nintendo Switch, Developed & Published by Lucid Sheep
2017, #Breakforcist, Illustration / Music, iOS & Android, Developed & Published by Lucid Sheep Games
2017, Charm-Ing: 80’s Plastic Charms Sticker Pack, Illustration, iOS, Self-Published
2016, Merry Xmas from Pete Ellison Sticker Pack, Illustration, iOS, Self-Published
2016, Donut Ghost Sticker Pack, Illustration, iOS & LINE, Self-Published
2016, Bibimbap Friends Sticker Pack, Illustration, iOS & LINE, Self-Published


Selected Clients & Licensees

I’ve created illustrated works used by brands like Pocky, Facebook/WhatsApp, The Yetee, and Bitty, as well as musicians & labels like Blood Code, The Doubleclicks, Kawaii Bass and Jozu Music.

Press

2018
The Oregonian / Nintendo Life / TouchArcade / Bonus Stage

2017
Waypoint / Kotaku / Gamezebo / Pocket Gamer / TouchArcade / AppAdvice / Clutter

2016
App Advice / Super Cute Kawaii / Clutter / CuteZine / Super Cute Kawaii / Mediapost

2015
TokyoBunnie / Cutezine / Tiny Cartridge

 

Awards & Features

2017, #Breakforcist, front page feature on iOS App Store
2017, Pocky, Silver Award, American Advertising Awards, Phoenix, AZ (Illustrator)

 

Solo Exhibitions

2016, Ground Kontrol, Portland, OR
2016, Spritely Bean, Portland, OR

 

Group Exhibitions

2018, My Famicase Exhibition 2018, Tokyo, Japan
2016, Cat Art Show, D-Beatstro, Toronto, ON
2015, Wonderland Art for Animals, Leanna Lin's Wonderland, Los Angeles, CA
2014, From The Toy Box, Ltd Art Gallery, Seattle, WA
2014, Artcrank, Portland, OR
2013, Group Show, Home:Bass, Portland, OR