Rod Hunt is an award winning London based illustrator and map artist specialising in detailed character filled illustrations and isometric maps.
Portrait of Rod Hunt Illustrator and map designer
With 30 years experience as an illustrator he's worked for clients worldwide bringing his unique voice and perspective to their brands. Rod’s illustrations are often very detailed with layers of humour and interest creating complex worlds populated with little characters, scenes and easter eggs. It’s very important for him to entertain the viewer as well as inform giving them something else to see on repeat viewings. Storytelling is an important part of the process.
His illustrated maps and plans have been used for theme parks, college campuses, music festivals, city parks, motorsports, museum exhibitions and tourist attractions around the world.
Rod has also illustrated many Search and Find picture books including 'Top Gear Where's Stig?' which was the 4th bestselling UK hardback non-fiction book of 2009, and was followed by two successful sequels. His latest books Where's Your Dog/Cat? series for are personalised search and find books where your own pet is the star!
Rod also licences his artworks for jigsaw puzzles, games, surface design, homeware, posters, stationary, clothing and more. Existing illustrations can be adapted for your specific product lines.

Rod Hunt speaking on the main stage at OFFSET Creative Festival in Dublin

Rod served as PR and Media Relations Chair of ICON The Illustration Conference for ICON8 (Portland, OR) and ICON9 (Austin, TX) for 4 years until October 2016. He was also Chairman of the Association of Illustrators from August 2009 to March 2012, and was a Director for 9 years. The AOI was established in 1973 to advance and protect illustrator’s rights and encourage professional standards.
With his extensive industry knowledge Rod is a regular public speaker in the UK and Internationally on subjects including Self Promotion for Illustrators, the Business of Illustration and his own career journey, for conferences, events and art colleges including Children's Books Ireland, Offset (Dublin, Ireland), Pixel Show (Sau Paulo, Brazil), Campus Party (Sao Paulo, Brazil), The Illustration Conference (ICON5 New York & ICON6 LA), Plymouth College of Art, University of Wolverhampton, University of the Arts and The Association of Illustrators.

The pricing for a commission is based on a few factors, including usage of the work, area or territory where the artwork is to be reproduced (for example, UK, EU, USA, World) and how long the use is required.
View archived past work here
Selected client list:
Agencies: 215 McCann, AMV BBDO, Antidote Design, Clemenger BBDO, Commonwealth McCann, Dixon Baxi, Goodby Silverstein & Partners, Hat-Trick Design, Instinct BBDO, Leo Burnett, Partners Andrews Aldridge, Pentagram, Publicis, Tullo Marshall Warren, Saatchi & Saatchi, TBWA/Paris, VCCP, Wieden + Kennedy, Y&R London,
Publishing: Computer Arts Magazine, Dorling Kindersley, Esquire, Financial Times, Granta Books, GQ, Marie Claire, Maxim, The Observer, Random House, Time Inc.
Clients: AIDES, Bank of England, BBC Worldwide, Barclays, British Airways, British Council, British Telecom, Bupa, Capital One, Calor Gas, Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises NYC, Chessington World of Adventures, DEFRA, Formula E, Guinness World Records, Gulf Air, Lynx Deodorant, IKEA, Intermarché, Kellogg's, Lyonnaise des Eaux, Lightbox Museum & Gallery, Macmillan Cancer Support, Network Rail, OYO Rooms, Parkinson's UK, Quaker Oats, Red Bull Racing, Royal Mail, Tesco, Sony Pictures, Sony Music, Toyota, Transport for London, Vodafone, Visit Blackpool, Whitbread, WWE,
Awards & Accolades:
The Week Junior Book Awards: Children’s Book Cover of the Year (2023) Shortlisted Guinness World Records 2023
Cannes Lions: #sharethelove Gold & Bronze (Design), Bronze (Health and Wellness) (2018)
D&AD: Wooden Pencil - Illustration (2019)
Clio Awards: #sharethelove - Bronze - Social Media, Public Service (2018). AIDES - Silver - Print - Public Service (2011)
The One Show: AIDES - Merit - Design - Public Service (2012)  
AOI World Illustration Awards: Winner, DI Award (2019), Shortlisted 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
AOI Images - Best of British Illustration:
35 Bronze Award - Books (2011), 36 Gold Award - Books (2012). Selected: 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36
American Illustration: 29 (2010), 30 (2011), 31 (2012), 34 (2015), 36 (2016), 38 (2018), 39 (2019)
Society of Illustrators: 54 (2012) Silver Medal. Selected; 53,56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62
Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles: 54 (2015)
Communication Arts: Illustration Annual 52 (2011), 53 (2012). Design Annual (2016)
3x3 - Professional Show: No.8 (2011), No.9 (2012), No.10 (2013), No.12 (2015), No.13 (2016), No.14 Gold and Merit (2017), No.15 Merit and Honourable Mention (2018), Merit (2019)

Illustration Portfolios by Award-winning London based Illustrator and map designer Rod Hunt including illustrator portfolios for Illustration, illustrated maps and animation. Rod creates detailed character filled isometric landscapes, map illustration and cartography, infographics and pixel art for global clients spanning advertising, design, publishing and digital media. He’s illustrated everything from picture books to award wining advertising campaigns, theme park and  tourist attraction maps, information graphics for business and technology companies, illustrated iPhone Game Apps and even the odd large scale museum exhibition installation too.
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