About

Hello. I am Craig Watkins, a freelance illustrator specializing in character design and unique branding. ‘wotto’ was coined by an artist friend and stuck as a way to brand my work. I graduated with a BA in Illustration & Design in 2000 and have been freelancing ever since. I have worked with many clients, spanning industry giants to small independent brands. This has allowed me to have an open and inclusive approach to designing for others.

Working with a wide range of people has helped me to create a diverse portfolio with a range of stylized character art. This also developed my popular doodle themed illustration style. Having worked for years on consumer products, my art reflects a unique but popular style with characters full of narrative. Typically these narratives are based on my personal experiences and influences. Originally I’m from the UK but I am currently residing with my family in Orange County, California.

If you have a commission in mind please get in touch via the contact page.

Events & Shows

17-19 MAY 2024 – Adobe Illustrator Summit – New York.
11 MAY 2024 – Wonderfront Festival – Bored & Thirsty Charity Art Auction, San Diego, California.
09 MAR 2024 – Thinkspace Courtyard Sessions Live Painting, L.A, California.
23 FEB 2024 – Posca Artist Evening Event hosted by Secret Walls, L.A, California.

17 DEC 2023 – DesignerCon – Live Painting for Posca/Secret Walls, L.A, California.
18 DEC 2023 – DesignerCon – Monster Energy Secret Walls live art battle, L.A, California.
25 NOV 2023 – Chamuko Custom Toy Group Show – Mothership Art Gallery, Philadelphia.
22 SEP 2023 – Secret Walls HQ Mural Painting, L.A, California.
02 SEP 2023 – Thinkspace Courtyard Sessions, L.A, California.
29 JUL 2023 – Circles + Squares Group Art Show – Mothership Art Gallery, Philadelphia.
20 JUN 2023 – Secret Walls x Posca Art Battle, L.A, California.
06 JUN 2023 – Secret Walls x Posca Uni-versity Art Workshop, L.A, California.
29 APR 2023 – 2 Cute 2 Compute 2 Group Show – Mothership Art Gallery, Philadelphia.

Clients

POSCA • WILSON • ILLUMINATION ENTERTAINMENT • DISNEY • CONVERSE • BILLABONG • IKEA • CARTOON NETWORK • SECRET WALLS • PYVOT • BLACKSTRAP • DREAMWORKS ENTERTAINMENT • MAURICE LACROIX • UNIBALL • DENIK • UNIVERSAL STUDIOS • BALLSY • REDBUBBLE • STAR WARS