Chris Draper

Course Leader/Senior Lecturer

Faculty:Faculty of Arts, Law & Social Sciences

Department:Cambridge School of Art

Location: Cambridge

Areas of Expertise: Illustration, drawing and book art

Courses taught: Illustration

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.

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Take a look at Chris's editorial work, and 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.

Chris is currently External Examiner at Camberwell for MA Illustration and MA Designer Maker, and the University of Worcester for BA (Hons) Illustration.

Research interests

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


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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