Tobias Hickey


Senior Lecturer and Course Leader, Illustration

Art & Design Communication

Contact Details

tel: 01905 855287

Tobias Hickey lectures in illustration, drawing and printmaking. Graduating with a degree in Graphic Design from Liverpool Polytechnic in 1992 and subsequently gaining his MA Illustration from Central St Martin's College of Arts and Design in 1995. Tobias initially took on commissions to illustrate children's books. His freelance practice then broadened into design and advertising and he became an established editorial illustrator, with regular commissions for The Guardian, The Times The Observer and The Independent newspapers. Other clients include You magazine, The Evening Standard, GQ Magazine, The Lawyer, The Daily Telegraph, TES, Sky Broadcasting, British Airways, Vodafone, Reader's Digest, Harper Collins and Conran Design. His illustrations have been published throughout Europe and in Australia.

Tobias' current research at Worcester is concerned with human identity and state of mind. Working with The Infirmary Museum housed at the University, he is investigating the therapy, medical trials and psychological conditions of former patients of Powick Hospital (founded as Worcester Council Pauper and Lunatic Asylum).

Professional Bodies

Association of Illustrators 


Images 25. Best of British Illustration 2001 pub The Association of Illustrators

Images 31. Best of British Illustration 2007 pub The Association of Illustrators

Images 32. Best of British Illustration 2008 pub The Association of Illustrators
The Graphic Art of Comment pub The Guardian

Images 33. Best of British Illustration 2009 pub The Association of Illustrators

Images 34. Best of British Illustration 2010 pub The Association of Illustrators
Gina Cross, editorial essay, AOI Publications

Images 35. Best of British Illustration 2011 pub The Association of Illustrators
Creative Quarterly No 24, New York (featured artist)