Gareth Hughes

Design, film, art direction, etc.

Hi, I’m Gareth.

I design, code, animate and direct experiences in digital and film. Currently as a Senior Art Director at AKQA in London.

I’ve led talented design teams across Europe and the US. Working with a global client roster to create brand identities, art direction for live events and films, interactive design systems and participated many pitches.

I mentor in initiatives which empower young creatives such as AKQA's Future Academy, D&AD's New Blood Academy and Future Lions.

I'm obsessed with learning new creative disciplines. From code, concept art, game engines and soundtracks for short films. A master of none, but a love for the endless possibilities when connecting these disciplines together.


Features & Awards

The Dots master class (2015), The Atlantic (2013), MMU Digital Innovation (2012), The Atlantic (2012), Vimeo Staff Pick (2012), Computer Arts (2012), Computer Arts (2011), Wired (2011).


Nobel Prize, Nike, Virgin Atlantic, H&M, Topshop, Studio Canal, BBC, Arup, Playstation, AKQA, Elton John and Formula1.