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Animation, Branding & Identity, Concept, Digital, Drawing, Editorial, Editorial Illustration, Graphic Design, Illustration, Illustrator, Map illustration, Motion Graphics, Pattern, Risograph, Typography


  • Freelance
    Designer & Illustrator
    2012 - Present

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    Graphic Designer
    2014 - 2014

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    2012 - 2013

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    Graphic Design Intern
    2012 - 2012

  • Cosmos Media
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  • AJM Photography
    Photographer's Assistant/ Photomanipulation
    2006 - 2010


  • University of Technology, Sydney
    Bachelor of Design (Visual Communication)
    2010 - 2013

Awards and Achievements

  • Runner Up 2014 Yen STAEDTLER Young Female Art Awards


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Ellen Porteus
Education University of Technology, Sydney
Employer Freelance
Location Melbourne Australia


About Ellen

Ellen Porteus is a Newcastle-born illustrator, now living in beautiful Melbourne. She uses her super bold graphic style to build colourful, surreal worlds in the form of captivating patterns. With a background in graphic design, Ellen works digitally and has a penchant for creating mind-melting looping GIFs.

Ellen honed her skills while studying Visual Communication at the University of Technology, Sydney. After graduating in 2014, Ellen got a taste of the illustration industry by scoring Bloomberg Businessweek as her first commercial client. Her foot in the door, she said ‘laterz’ to her graphic design day job and dove straight into freelancing. Since then, she has done work for such clients as The New York Times, Sydney Opera House, The Guardian, Le Monde and Leo Burnett.

When Ellen is away from her desk, she can usually be found dreaming up new projects, making a mess in the kitchen, or watching/discussing Law & Order SVU.

Ellen is represented in Australia by The Jacky Winter Group.




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