Marcus Reed Illustration

Marcus is an award winning Illustrator and Published Author (Hiii Brand International Merit Award Winner - Animal Alphabet and Saturday's Kids - Ten Years Of UK Subculture Influences) who graduated from Newcastle College with an HND in Advertising (Illustration).

Moved to London where he worked at Saatchi & Saatchi's in-house studio for four years, before turning freelance.

He has since worked on a number of projects in illustration. Including Harrods, Le Coq Sportif, American Express, MTV, Major League Baseball, Mundial Mag, Ellesse, Puma, Original Casuals, Pilsner Urquell, and Gipsy Hill Brewing Company.

Contributed to publications worldwide from London to Tokyo. Also illustrated for books by Jenny Eclair, Al Murray and The New Heroes & Pioneers.

His first book is available now, Saturday's Kids - Ten Years Of UK Subculture Influences


Pictoplasma Missing Link Exhibition at La Gaite Lyriqué, Paris (2011)  The Stratford Fringe Festival (2012)

The AOI Awards - Somerset House and UK Tour - Aberystwyth Arts Centre, UWTSD Swansea (2014) Chapel Gallery Ormskirk, Creative Industries Centre Trust, Woodend (2015)

Illustrated15 - The Old Truman Brewery, London (2015),

Saturday's Kids LDN [Launch] - Solo Exhibition (2016) Brixton

Beijing Design Week - China (2016),

Saturday's Kids NCL - Solo Exhibition (2016) Gateshead

The 13th China (Shenzhen) International Cultural Industry Festival - Shenzen (2017),

Saturday's Kids MCR - Electrik Bar, Manchester (2017),

Artist Residency - Left Luggage Rooms, Monkseaton (2017)

Nanjing 1013 - The 7th Hiiibrand International Brand Logo Design Competition Winning Exhibition, China (2017)

Uniqlo Tate Lates @ Tate Modern - Tate Modern, London (2018),


Hiii Brand International Illustration Awards (2014) - Merit Award Winner - 'Animal Alphabet'

The AOI Illustration Awards (2014) - Shortlisted - 'Animal Alphabet'

The AOI World Illustration Awards (2017) - Shortlisted - 'Saturday's Kids Book'

Hiii Brand Awards (Brand/Logo/Packaging) (2017) - Professional Group Packaging Excellence Award - 'Gipsy Hill Brewing Co.'

Beer52 Awards (2019) - Best Design Award - ‘Gipsy Hill’

Press – Fast Co. Magazine (US), ProperMag (UK), Hen Magazine (SWE), Rooms Magazine (UK) K-Magazine (JPN) MacUser (UK) Digital Arts (UK) WeTransfer (Global), Matchday Magazine (POL) Mundial Magazine (UK) SoccerAM (UK)