This December, Elite teamed up with illustrator Adrian Valencia to produce our annual Christmas card. We hope you agree that the result has been fantastic – it’s certainly added a touch of festive spirit to the office.

The world of luxury fashion and art are inextricably linked, each inspiring the other. The collaboration made Adrian the perfect candidate for our first ‘Artist Digest’, a new regular feature for Elite Magazine, highlighting the wonderful works and achievements for a different artist each edition.

Adrian Valencia was born in Mendoza, Argentina, where he studied and graduated as a graphic designer in 2000. Since then, he has been working as an illustrator with continued success. Heavily influenced by pop-culture, his glamourous figures have won the hearts of the fashion elite; with style icons Rhianna and Lady Gaga frequenting his work.

Working with a broad range of clients across America and Europe; Valencia boasts Chanel, Cartier, Nike and Montblanc among his roster of fashion brands. He now happily resides in London and continues to practice his craft. Scroll the images above to see examples of his work or click here to visit his site.