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Lee Hodges

Lee Hodges - Rhythmic, vibrant illustrator. UK

Based in Devon, Lee Hodges creates colorful and energetic artwork that gets people excited, which is why he’s the go-to illustrator for clients wanting images dripping with fun and creativity. Hugely inspired by Latin music, rhythm seems to permeate Lee’s work, which is ideal for festivals, events, club nights, cafés and restaurants, music packaging and more.
Originally from Cornwall, Lee studied at Falmouth School of Art then at Bournemouth School of Art, specializing in Illustration. In addition to creating vibrant, mixed media illustrations featuring strange and wondrous characters, he runs club nights across the Southwest of England and his poster work for them caught the eye of new clients leading to his career in illustration. He recently made a boardgame with Clarendon Games, emblazoned with his inimitable artwork.

Approach

Lee uses a range of media including paint and screenprinting, and often cuts out the parts that will make up his characters, paints and assembles them to form his illustrations. His sketchbook is full of doodles, and he also works digitally with a graphics tablet.

Style

Lee’s work is textural and painterly, abstract and vibrant. He’s inspired by Latin American artwork, culture and music. It shows through in his style, which is also influenced by artists like Edward Gorey, Yuri Norstein and even Saul Bass.

Client list

Some of Lee’s clients include WOMAD, Waitrose, Songlines magazine, Clarendon Games, Red Active, Carnibal Records, the Royal Horticultural Society, Scholastic, Rambunctious Social Club and Freshly Squeezed Music.
Gif animation of Heart
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Graphic art of Ship in sea
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Gif animation of Mexican Pointy Boots
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Character design of a Flamingo in space
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Graphic Group of woman
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Packaging illustration for Poppycock Game
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Graphic Dancing Love Chameleon
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Graphic Big Hat Bird
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Graphic Fun Food
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Graphic Your Mojo
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Character design of monkey run sticker
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Tropical Jaguar Dance animation
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character design for EAT magazine
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An illustration for album cover
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Graphic Fireworks flashing in the night sky
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Mr. Tea and the Minions Pandemonium music cover art
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Shaka flash city animation
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Graphic The Winter Wildman
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Decorative illustration for Long Tooth Red Wine
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Jamie Berry EP cover design by Lee Hodges
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SCOOP Magazine cover design
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Cover design for Malavita album
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Graphic poison bottle
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Character design of Texture and dinosaur
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Elephant with balloons illustration by Lee Hodges
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Flamingo character design by Lee Hodges
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Mr T album cover artwork
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RHS Poster design by Lee Hodges
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Graphic Mariachi violinist
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Graphic Tiger singing
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An illustration of Dancing Lady
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Colorful butterfly decorative art
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Songlines Cover art by Lee Hodges
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Graphic The Bellman illustration
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Front cover for Carnibal records ep no. 10
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Character design of jaguar
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Goulash Disko festival poster art
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Graphic Chef with dish
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Graphic design of Day of the dead pair
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Poster design of RHS garden rose moor
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Poser design of wisely rocket science
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Character design of Horse
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Bird man carnival illustration by Lee Hodges
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An illustration for hunting of the snark
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Graphic design for Festival Artwork
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Paper art of September Poem image
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Character sketch illustration by Lee Hodges
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Graphic design of The Jub Jub bird
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Circus strongman illustration by Lee Hodges
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An illustration of Cowboy
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An illustration of Sci-fi character
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Long Tooth red wine label design
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An illustration for Space Funk EP Cover
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Poster design for Tropical Pressure 2017
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Joker character design
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Bram Stoker's Dracula poster design by Lee Hodges
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Illustration for electro swing poster by Lee Hodges
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An illustration of Love carnival drummer
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Cuban Drummer painting
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Animal Carnival cat
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Wakey Wakey Wildlife lettering illustration
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Calligraphy art of Love Carnival May
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RHS Halloween poster design
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Poster design of Wisely bugs and slugs
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VLO album back cover illustration
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How to Be a Chili Head book cover artwork
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Say Something Nice typography
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Painting of a Love Carnival Drummer
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A Balkan woodshed disco
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cover art Panama Cardoon's album-Haste La Wiggle
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Latin Groove machine illustration by Lee Hodges
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Cover art of Hasta La Wiggle album
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I am immensely happy. The colours are so rich! I can't see anything that I would change. I love it. It has all the elements I was looking for - colorful, fun, conceptual. You nailed it
Gary Hynes, EAT magazine
Lee is an extremely creative and talented illustrator. I receive all kinds of work from illustrators every day, but Lee’s vibrant and unique style really stood out. We’ve worked on several editorial projects now, and he’s always been a pleasure to deal with. He works efficiently to a brief and deadline, and he’s also ready and willing to accommodate changes—often at the last minute! I would thoroughly recommend Lee to anyone, especially to those looking for something a bit different and special.
Yvey Bailey - Art Director, Reader's Digest UK
Working with Lee was a great experience. Not only is he an awesome creative, he's incredibly professional. He was incredibly receptive to the feedback provided and didn't miss any details. He was enthusiastic throughout the entire process and never disappointed. I would love to work with Lee again and highly recommend him for any creative endeavor.
Lannan Design, Henry Lannan
Lee has been a joy to work with, and I would like to work with him (and your group) again!
Jaime Lucero - Creative Director, Scholastic Teaching Resources - USA
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