Gareth Hughes

Design, film, art direction, etc.

I’m Gareth. Senior Art Director / Design Director at AKQA, London.

I’ve lead 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 plenty of pitches.

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

I'm happiest when learning and trying out other creative disciplines: front-end code, concept art, game engines and musical scores. A master of none, but an appreciation and understanding of the limitless possibilities when connecting these together.



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).


Virgin Atlantic, Volvo, Nike, H&M, Topshop, Studio Canal, BBC, Arup, Visit Manchester, Playstation, AKQA, Elton John and Formula1.