Andy Davies


Senior Lecturer in Illustration

Art & Design Communication

Contact Details


Andy Davies teaches several modules on the BA (Hons) Illustration programme. He graduated with a first class degree in Illustration from Loughborough University in 2004, and then completed a MA Art and Design in 2008 at the same institution. He has a successful freelance practice, and works for clients around the world. His work has been used in an editorial context by the Independent on Sunday and Guardian newspapers, in viral marketing campaigns for Vodafone, and for several successful book titles. Andy's work is regularly included in peer reviewed publications and he has exhibited in Britain and Italy. His work can be seen on his website

Clients include: Pizza Express, Marks and Spencer, Vodafone, BBC, 3M, Templar Publishing, Gardeners' World Magazine, The Guardian, The Independent on Sunday, A Place In the Sun Magazine, Celf Creative, Dare Digital, The Grand Union, Charlesbridge Publishing, Transworld Publishing, Summersdale, Emap, The Fortean Times, The Reader's Digest Magazine, Inside Housing, Management Today, The Health Service Journal, npower, Caravan Club Magazine, Buster Books, Richmond Publishing, Living France Magazine, The Welsh Book Council, Active Quote, The English Review.


  • 2016 Adobe Certified Associate in Visual Communication Using Adobe Photoshop
  • 2015 The Higher Education Academy, Fellow
  • 2015 Adobe Certified Associate in Graphic Design and Illustration Using Adobe Illustrator
  • 2012 -2015 University of Worcester PG CERT Teaching & Learning in HE
  • 2006 -2008 Loughborough University Master of Arts, Art & Design
  • 2001 - 2004 Loughborough University BA (Hons) Visual Communication (Illustration) 1st Class

Teaching & Research

Teaching & Research

Andy has taught various Art & Design subjects at Loughborough University, De Montfort University, Reading College and Newbury College.

His research interests include illustrated maps and picture books.

Professional Bodies

Professional Bodies

Association of Illustrators



The Cheltenham Illustration Awards 2016, Tales of Nonsense, Exhibition and Catalogue.

Creative Quarterly Journal of Art and Design, No. 42 (online), Hivelydesigns, 2015, USA.

Visualising Spaces: The Illustrated Map as a mode of communicating Fact, Fiction and Feeling, VaroomLab Journal 4, The Association of Illustrators, 2016 [Available online:].


Creative Quarterly Journal of Art and Design, No. 40 (online), Hivelydesigns, 2015, USA.

Paper presentation, Visualising Spaces: The Illustrated Map as a mode of communicating Fact, Fiction and Feeling, Visionaries, VaroomLab, 2015, Birmingham City University, UK.

Paper presentation, The Inclusive Picture Book: Designing for both able-sighted and visually impaired children, IRSCL Congress, 2015, University of Worcester, UK.


Creative Quarterly Journal of Art and Design, No. 37 (online), Hivelydesigns, 2014, USA.

Creative Quarterly Journal of Art and Design, No. 36 (online), Hivelydesigns, 2014, USA.


Eden, International Exhibition of Contemporary Illustrators, Associazonie Culturale

Tapirulan, 2013, Italy.


3x3 Illustration Directory, 3x3 Publishing, 2012, USA.

School Library Journal (online), August, 2012, USA.


3x3 Magazine, Illustration Annual, 3x3 Publishing, 2011, USA.

AOI Images 35, Association of Illustrators, 2011, UK.

Creative Quarterly Journal of Art and Design, No. 23, Hivelydesigns, 2011, USA.


Creative Quarterly Journal of Art and Design, No. 21, Hivelydesigns, 2010, USA.

How to Create a Portfolio, Fig Taylor, Lawrence King, 2010, UK.


Mail Me Art, Going Postal with the Worlds Best Illustrators, Darren Di Lieto, How Books, 2009, UK.


AOI Images 31, Association of Illustrators, 2007, UK.

Chris Ware: Smartest Kid on Earth, Andrew Selby, Alastair Adams, Andrew Davies and Jemma Robinson, International Journal of the Book, 2007.

American Illustration 25 (online), 2007, USA.


Back 2 Old School, FLK Studio, 2006, Ireland.

American Illustration 24 (online), 2007, USA.


AOI Images 29, Association of Illustrators, 2005, UK.


3x3 Magazine, Student Annual, 3x3 Publishing, 2003, USA.

Awards and Exhibitions

East London Comic Arts Fair 2015, London

Tapirulan International Exhibition of Contemporary Illustrators (Shortlisted) 2014, Cremona, Italy

SERCO Prize for Illustration (Shortlisted) 2012, Exhibited in London

Twelfth Night Exhibition 2012, Reading

SERCO Prize for Illustration (Shortlisted) 2011, Exhibited in London

AOI Images 35 (Selected) 2011

Mail Me Art Exhibition 2009, London

American Illustration 25 (Chosen) 2007

AOI Images 31 (Selected) 2007

American Illustration 24 (Chosen) 2006

AOI Images 29 (Selected) 2005

AOI Images 29 Exhibition 2005, London