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Lee Hodges

Lee Hodges's Photo - Rhythmic, vibrant illustrator. UK

Based in Devon, Lee Hodges creates colourful 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, specialising 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.
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Rumble in the Jungle
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An illustration for EP Cover
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Cuban Drummer
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Bird of paradise illustration by Lee Hodges
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Mariachi
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The Bellman
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Carnibal records
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An illustration of Dancing Lady
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Colorful butterfly decorative art
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An illustration for hunting of the snark
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Cow of high plain hip illustration by Lee Hodges
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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
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
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