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Emily Hayes

Emily Hayes

Telephone: 0151 904 1203



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. Ampleforth College Map >Link

Hayes EC. 2017. Micklegate Run Soapbox Challenge >Link

Hayes EC. 2017. Hull Noah Play, Hull 2017 UK City of Culture >Link

Hayes EC. 2017. Learn About Money

Hayes EC, Moorhouse N, Huntington R, Kee J. 2016. Indie York, A Guide to Independents in York >Link

Hayes E. 2015. Start Coding >Link


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. >Link


Day L, Gluckman E. e/ectric sheep >Link

Morris L. Pulse Design Trade Show >Link

Weber K, Ohrt K. Berlin Design Market >Link

Hegarty O, Barnes L. 90 ways to see the Queen >Link

Barnaby J. Barnaby and Co >Link

Apantuku G. The Dandy Lab >Link

McArthur A. Illuminating York: Bunny Trail >Link

Hayes E. Northern Design Festival 2016 >Link