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Ali Graham (aka @lil_ye) is a UK-based illustrator and animator creating original work, inspired by the world of hip-hop and music.

Well known for his cute characters, retro aesthetic, bright pallettes and fun, comedic interpretations, Ali’s work has been enjoyed and shared by millions – including many of the artists that inspire the work.

As well as his signature, self-initiated projects, he has also collaborated with some world’s biggest artists, labels and brands on a wide range of creative projects. 

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MTV, Amazon Music, Atlantic Records, Universal Music, RCA Records, Interscope, Dreamville, Giphy, Empire, Dreamchasers, Tumblr, Complex, Mountain Dew, HBO, Red Bull, IFC, All Def, Quality Control, Hyundai, Puma, Vans, Wieden & Kennedy, Royal Enfield, Since The 80’s, Cartuna

SZA, Busta Rhymes, Anderson .Paak, Doja Cat, Lil Nas X, EarthGang, Ant Clemons, Lil Yachty, Preme, Mike G, Metro Marrs, Fall Out Boy, Breeze Mantana, The Needle Drop, Hitkidd, Key Glock

Drake, Travis Scott, Pharrell Williams, Bruno Marrs, Kim Karsashian West, Morgan Freeman, Billboard, Dreamville, Tyler The Creator, Busta Rhymes, SZA, Rick Ross, Da Baby, Metro Boomin, Young Money, Anderson .Paak, Chance The Rapper, Run The Jewels, EarthGang, Joey Badass, JID, Action Bronson, Logic, Cordae, EarthGang, Amine, Danny Brown, Denzel Curry, Kenny Beats, Kayramine, NERD, Kaws, Lyrical Lemonade, Takashi Murakami, MF Doom, Anthony Fantano, Lil Yachty, Joe Budden Podcast, Thundercat, IDK, Key Glock, Hit Kidd, Swizz Beatz, Amine, Benny The Butcher, Preme, Mike Dean, Kaytrenada

Hypebeast, Huffington Post, Complex, Design Taxi, Washington Post, Mashable, Hot New Hip Hop, Pigeons & Planes, It’s Nice That, Company, Cool Hunting, The Independent, New York Magazine, Buzzfeed, High Snobiety, Nylon, Revolt, Youtube Music, MTV

Top Animation (Video Series & Channel) Webby Awards 2022 (Nominee)
GIFs In Time (displayed in Times Square / Penn Station)
Giphy Trending X 20
Books Born On Tumblr 2015 (99 Problems)
Most Viral Tumblr 2014 (Beyonce Vs. Zombies)
Top 45 Tumblrs Of 2013
(99 Problems)
Tumblr Radar (x3) (99 Problems)
Tumblr Trending (x4) (99 Problems / Beyonce Vs Zombies / Lil’ Ye
Myspace Artist Of The Day

DesignerCon 2019 (Exhibitor)
HiFest 2017 – Music & Illustration (Panelist)
HiFest 2014 – Illustration Online (Panelist)
Brighton University (Guest Speaker)
Swansea University (Guest Speaker)