About Ali Hansen
I'm Ali Hansen, a fashion illustrator in the UK. My work includes studio-based commissions within a wide range of subject matter. I have also worked for many years as a live illustrator primarily in London at a variety of different events. Originally trained as a fashion designer at the University of Westminster in London, I have over 15 years of clothing design experience working in both the UK and the USA markets.
About ten years ago I decided to concentrate purely on fashion illustration instead of fashion design as that’s always been my first love. I work in pen and ink and watercolours with some added digital effects using Photoshop. Visual inspiration comes from my interest in movies, travel, 20th Century fashion illustrators and photographers, historical style icons and the couturiers of the 1950s and 60s. I also have a love of mid 20th century product design which I try to include in my illustration work.
My past clients include Harrods, Selfridges, Elie Saab, Juicy Couture, The Telegraph, Oasis, Reiss, Dorothy Perkins, Folli Follie, Ultimo, Bravissimo, Missoni/FAD, Links, BBC, Carven, La Redoute, Marks and Spencer, V and A Museam, Brides Magazine, Staedtler, Wella, Simply Be, Walter and Herbert, and Beauty Bay amongst others.
I am currently available to work on commissions for Fashion, Beauty, Lifestyle, Food and Portraiture. I am also available for live illustration in London at various PR events and also elsewhere in the UK and abroad. I offer individual bespoke fashion portraits too that make great gifts. In 2022 I will be opening my own art shop online, so keep an eye out for that. Please drop me a line if you have a commission and I would love to discuss it with you!
Ali Hansen has been a member of the Association of Illustrators since 2010.