I am delighted you want to find out more about me personally, however please talk to my agents about commissions as they handle all of that for me. I look forward to working with you.
Mike Hughes

Mike Hughes

About
After graduating with first class honors in Painting from Grey’s School of Art in Aberdeen, Mike began his journey as a freelance illustrator over a decade ago and thanks to his experience in the industry displays an excellent understanding of how creative projects work across advertising, publishing, editorial and more. His creative influences go all the way back to his upbringing in Northern Scotland in the 1990s – skateboarding, snowboarding, Akira, Tank Girl, Alien, Castle in the Sky and Tomb Raider have all inspired him.

Approach


Mike works fully digitally, but draws by hand on his tablet, taking care to research each image thoroughly and giving it an authentic, natural feel.

Style


Because of his clean and proficient line work, people say Mike has a refined comic book style. However, his bright color palette, the action and energy of his compositions and the detail he adds mean that each illustration grabs the viewer and holds their attention.


SELECTED CLIENTS:
Mike’s clients include Dr Martens, the BBC, Adidas, Vice, Noisey, Campaign Magazine, Shortlist Magazine, Soccer Bible, High Snobiety, The Skinny, Pinkbike, Brewdog and more.
 
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