British illustrator and art director Clym Evernden is known for his fast and loose ink-based style. Award-winning and in high demand, Evernden has created artwork and animations, designed sets and directed marketing campaigns for many leading global fashion and luxury brands.
Evernden grew up in Sussex, southeast England. He initially studied English and Fine Art at the University of Exeter before attending Central Saint Martins in 2003. There, Evernden studied BA Fashion Design Womenswear under the tutelage of Howard Tangye. Evernden was already having some success as an illustrator before he entered the London Institute, initiated by a commission from Harpers & Queen to create monthly illustrations. He also created a range of illustrated T-shirts which were featured in British Vogue.
Since then, Evernden has illustrated for many eminent fashion magazines, including Vanity Fair, Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar. He has created large-scale set designs for Tiffany & Co, The New York City Ballet, and window display for Michael Kors, Harrods, Fenwick and Floris. In 2012, his work was featured in The British Library’s exhibition Illuminate!: A Celebration of Illustration, alongside illustrators, including Jon Burgerman, James Jarvis, Alice Melvin and Martin Rowson.
Darting his brush pen across the page, Evernden’s retains an unfettered and expressive quality in his work. Limiting hesitation and over-thinking, this quick way of working captures more of the subject’s character and emotions.