I'm Kris Keys, an American fashion illustrator and textile designer now based in London, England. I specialize in fluid mediums of watercolor and ink drawings gaining inspiration from women throughout the world. I credit my style of painting to the places I've lived and traveled along my journey. I was born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee where I credit my vibrant yet gritty style of painting. After graduating from the University of Tennessee at Martin in 2008, I moved to New York and worked in visual merchandising and sales. That's also the year that I fell in love with fashion illustration. I took a course at the Fashion Institute of Technology to perfect my style and moved to London in 2011 to pursue womenswear design. Since moving to London, I've worked with brands such as NARS Cosmetics, Highline New York, Spectrum Cosmetics, and WGSN to name a few.
Bykriskeys.com shares my experiences and traveling in the form of fashion illustration. I'm also completing a series entitled Beauty In where I illustrate portraits of women live in specific cities and document their thoughts on beauty. Please follow by signing up to my newsletter below.
Past Clients include:
NARS Cosmetics, WGSN, Highline Park New York, Harlems Fashion Row, Phillip Ashley Chocolates, Style Junkie, Terminology Vintage, Healthy Living for Her, TrackGirlz, Spectrum UK, Kinetic Koncepts, The Industrie, NiaGroce.com, Little Black Dress. COPRA (Cosmetic and Perfumery Retailers Association), Zoe and Morgan, The Handbag Clinic London
For painting commissions, live illustrations, and product licensing. Please get in touch at email@example.com