My name is Pod Hughes and I am a freelance Illustrator, recently graduated from Falmouth University in Illustration.
I focus on the emotional quality of the text I am working with to try and encapsulate a sense of the meaning using a conceptual approach. I usually start creating an image using a range of mixed media including paint, printmaking, pen and ink, pencil, collage and photography, which I then scan in and manipulate digitally.
I like to push my visual language with challenging briefs. For example, I have illustrated and bound a book exploring the deterioration of Dante Rossetti and Elizabeth Siddal’s relationship through a selection of Rossetti’s poems.
My current images engage with book illustration, book covers, editorials and book binding. I am also interested in branding and furniture design.