Andy Davies is a Lecturer on the BA (Hons) Illustration programme at the University of Worcester and Visiting Lecturer at Loughborough University. 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 and in viral marketing campaigns for Vodafone. He has illustrated several successful picture books and adult non-fiction titles, which have been published in Britain, Italy, Belgium, Netherlands, the USA and South Korea.
Andy's work has been included in peer-reviewed journals such as Creative Quarterly, 3x3 Magazine and the Association of Illustrators Images Annuals. He has twice been shortlisted for the Serco prize for Illustration and was shortlisted for the Tapirulan Illustrators Contest in 2014. He has exhibited in Britain and Italy. His research interests include picture books aimed at inclusitivity, teaching and learning within the field of art and design and the history and current role of the illustrated map. His work can be seen on his website www.ardillustration.com.