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Queen in the Corner is a collaborative project between Sara Ortolani and EllisD. These two queens send each other postcards from different corners of London. On the back they'll write something that's on their mind, the front is left blank for the other one to illustrate. Sometimes a third queen is involved. If you're lucky, you spot her in a corner of the postcard.



Ellis van der Does is a Dutch illustrator and designer based in London.

Her style is clear, while using various techniques and popping colours. She often combines existing forms to create new stories.

Ellis works on commissioned and personal projects. Clients include: VICE, Lenny Letter, HP, The Pool, Hohe Luft, EndPain, Root+Bone Magazine, Museum of Sound&Vision, UAL Postgraduate Community / Scott King, DOG Magazine, Like The Wind, Girls Club Zine, Whip Zine, Bite Me, Chanced Arm, Food&, Sister Magazine, The Carton, SLAA, De Optimist, De Dakhaas, The Daily Indie, Overdose.am and Staatsbosbeheer (Dutch Forest Protection), among others.

Ellis was happy to show and sell her work at the London Illustration Fair 2017. Last year she exhibited her series 'Zoological Land' at Thuyskamer in Amsterdam. She also had shows at De Branding and Coffee Company, both in Utrecht. Her work was included in the group shows GIF weekender at Volkshotel and De Invasie van Amsterdam. She has been interviewed by:

Ellis has made a playlist for Various Artists and her work is regularly featured on Illustration Daily.

In april 2015 she took part in Fred Deakin's experimental educational initiative Collabology in Somerset House. January 2016 she was happy to be back - this time to help mentor a pod of students.

In September 2015 she graduated from the MA Graphic Design Communication course at Chelsea College of Art and Design. Before going to London she studied BA Illustration at HKU University of the Arts Utrecht, from which she graduated in 2012 (with honours). During her time at the HKU she interned with Eskils Junker Film in Stockholm.




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