Craft, Model Making, Illustration, Animation, Concept, Photoshop and Photography.

About The Artist | Neil Hughes Puppet Illustration | Creative CV



Freelance illustrator based in London specialising in handcrafted bespoke puppets/models for communicating emotive storytelling.

Covering a number of techniques from concept art, model making, painting, costume sewing, set design, photography and computer editing to complete the final illustration or animation. My models are made using air dry clay, plaster cast, fabrics, acrylic paints, feathers and other found materials. Wire armatures and changeable facial features allow for the models to pose and display a variety of movements and expressions.

My art is heavily influenced by the whimsy of everyday life and how this encourages the characters to behave.


2005-2008 – UCLAN
BA(Hons) Illustration – Degree 2:1

2003-2005 – Stockport College
BTEC ND – Graphic Design – Triple Distinction


Manchester Art Gallery Lloyds TSB AoN 2011
Manchester Whitworth Gallery ‘Popped’ Exhibition
London V&A Museum Lloyds TSB AoN 2011
Earls Court Exhibition Center ‘D&AD New Blood’


NW Regional Winner & National Finalist – Lloyds TSB Art of Nurture 2011


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