Gareth Hughes is an
Art Director at AKQA

About Me

After graduating with first class honours in Graphic Design, I joined Manchester's leading agency in interactive innovation, mN. Over three years I designed for The Co-operative, Arup, Channel 4, Reuters and was part of the team who brought the award winning BBC Sport to mobile during the 2012 Olympics.

In 2014 I moved to London and joined AKQA where I focus on conceptual interactive design for new business as well as design lead on projects for Studio Canal, MaxiNutrition and Nike.


I have a tendency to collaborate on projects which tell stories outside the boundaries of interactive design. In 2012 I directed and scored Gloam, a short animated film which received overwhelming reception and earned a Vimeo Staff Pick award.

Shortly after graduating I released 2‐Sugars; a simple utility iPhone app which Stephen Fry praised as “a neat idea that's very elegantly and charmingly implemented”.


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  • Highlights

  • 2014
    Joined AKQA

  • 2013
    Featured & interviewed by The Atlantic
    Awarded Vimeo Staff Pick for Gloam
    5 Page feature in Digital Arts

  • 2012
    Wrote for Digital Innovation MMU
    2‐Sugars featured in WIRED
    Interview with Computer Arts

  • 2011
    Joined magneticNorth as Designer
    Received First in BA Graphic Design
    Featured as Upcoming Talent in Computer Arts
  • Reading

  • The Goldfinch
  • We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves
  • Cereal: Issue 4
  • Bookmarks

  • Verkson