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Emily Hayes

Liverpool School of Art and Design

Faculty of Arts Professional and Social Studies

Emily Hayes is a Lecturer in Graphic Design and Illustration at the Liverpool School of Art and Design, Liverpool John Moores University and is an active practitioner, working as freelance Illustrator.

Emily graduated from the Royal College of Art, London with a MA in Design Interactions where she worked with narrative, illustration, film and animation based on research, themes and issues surrounding the work of scientists and psychologists.

She holds a first class BA (Hons) in Graphic Arts from Liverpool School of Art, specialising in Illustration (including one year at the Universität der Kunste, Berlin in the Visuelle Kommunikation department).

As a freelance illustrator she creates map designs, shop signage, narrative illustrations, poster designs, book illustration through to character design for both print and digital media. Her clients and stockists include Intel, Bit Kom, Conran, We-Built-This-City, Somerset House and The Hepworth Wakefield.

Emily is passionate about image making, ideas, story telling, lettering, printmaking and drawing. She has a specialist interest in science communication, visualising information and concepts related to technological developments and scientific research, through illustration and animation for commissions, publications, presentations and exhibitions. Emily is particularly interested in making work that is educational, engaging and entertaining.




2011, Royal College of Art, London, United Kingdom, MA, Design Interactions
2008, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, United Kingdom, BA (hons) First Class, Graphic Arts
2005, York College, North Yorkshire, Foundation Diploma, Distinction, Art and Design

Academic appointments

Sessional Lecturer, Graphic Design & Illustration, School of Art & Design, LJMU, 2016 - 2017
Tutor, Art & Design, Winchester College, 2008 - 2009


Hayes EC. 2017. Hull Noah Play, Hull 2017 UK City of Culture Author Url

Hayes EC. 2017. Learn About Money

Hayes EC. 2017. Ampleforth College Map Author Url

Hayes EC. 2017. Micklegate Run Soapbox Challenge Author Url

Hayes EC, Moorhouse N, Huntington R, Kee J. 2016. Indie York, A Guide to Independents in York Author Url Publisher Url

Hayes E. 2015. Start Coding Author Url Publisher Url


Dunne T, Raby F. 2015. “Consuming Monsters: Big, Perfect, Infectious” (Chapter 4) by Dunne, A., Raby, F., Speculative Everything: Design, Fiction and Social Dreaming, p. 60, 61. Boston, MA: MIT Press. 2014. Author Url


Day L, Gluckman E. e/ectric sheep Author Url

Morris L. Pulse Design Trade Show Author Url Publisher Url

Weber K, Ohrt K. Berlin Design Market Author Url

Hegarty O, Barnes L. 90 ways to see the Queen Author Url

Barnaby J. Barnaby and Co Author Url

Apantuku G. The Dandy Lab Author Url

McArthur A. Illuminating York: Bunny Trail Author Url

Hayes E. Northern Design Festival 2016 Author Url