Pete Ellison

About Pete


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.


The Oregonian / Nintendo Life / TouchArcade / Bonus Stage

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

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

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