Born in Warrington, grew up in North Wales, completing an Art Foundation course at Coleg Menai, Bangor, then went on to study illustration at Brighton. I work for a broad range of clients from my studio based in the North West of England, encompassing editorial, design, advertising and publishing commissions. I have also worked as a part time lecturer on the illustration degree courses at UCLAN and Coleg Menai. Outside of the studio, there are many things in this world that make me smile - my three children, old Volkswagens, cacti, giant bugs, tin toys, 60's design, Godzilla, running, cinema, Thunderbirds, chocolate and coffee.
Lürzer's Archive 200 Best Illustrators Worldwide: 2016 -17.
3x3 Illustration awards Annual No. 13 - 2016.
Creative Quarterly - Q40/41 - 2016.
Creative Quarterly - Q38/39 - 2015.
Lürzer's Archive 200 Best Illustrators Worldwide: 2013 - 14.
Lürzer's Archive 200 Best Illustrators Worldwide: 2011 - 12.
DPI Magazine Interview: 2010.
3rd Prize: Altpick Annual Awards: 2009.
3X3 Illustration Annual Number 5: 2009.
Silver Award: Association of Illustrators - Images 29 - Editorial Section - 2005.
Silver Award: Association of Illustrators - Images 26 - Unpublished Section - 2002.
Solo Exhibition: Artbank Gallery - 2000.
Award of Excellence: Society of Newspaper Design Awards - 1999.
Best use of Traditional Materials: Association of Illustrators - Images 22- 1997.
Silver Award: BBC Design Awards - Royal Mail Greeting Stamps (set of 10) - 1990.
Best Newcomer Award: Association of Illustrators - 1989.
AOI Images: 14. 15. 17. 18. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36.
Adobe Systems Europe. British Telecom. Barclays. British Airways. Boots. Business In Communication Magazine. Community Care Magazine. Dorling Kindersley. DDB Advertising. Economist. Elle. Elmwood. EMAP. European Commission. Financial Times. Gillette. GlaxoSmithKline. Good Housekeeping Magazine. GQ. Greene King Brewery. Haymarket Group. Harper Collins. IBM. Inside Housing Magazine. IMPAC. Macmillan Publishing. Mitsubishi. New York Times. New Scientist. Oxford University Press. Observer. Picador. Penguin Books. People Management. Prospect. Radio Times. Redwood Publishing. Royal Mail Stamps. Scholastic. SD Scicon. Tesco. Televisual. Times Newspapers. Touche Remnant. WWF. Yorkshire Television.
“Kevin's illustrations are beautiful. I love his use of colour, and the original way he interprets a brief, plus he is a pleasure to work with. Top qualities: Great Results, On Time, Creative”. Stephanie Fenner: Art Editor & Freelance Designer at Stephanie Fenner Design
"Kevin is a pleasure to work with. Thoroughly professional and incredibly creative with a marvelous sense of design and colour.” Dinah Lone, Art Director Print Group Haymarket Business Media
"I have always loved the jacket-illustrations done by Kevin Hauff for eleven of my novels. Their combination of stylishness and sexuality is immediately arresting and, by adding a touch of the surreal, he suggests an undertow of menace and intrigue, perfectly in keeping with the books". Wendy Perriam: Author
"Imagination, that one word sums up Kevin Hauff's paintings. Hauff is a visual entertainer, his assertive images blast onto the canvas, exploding with colour and excitement. Some of these paintings are very large. All of the images have been conjured up in his mind and then transferred to canvas in the traditional method of acrylic on canvas, the fast drying medium essential for this fertile imagination. Startlingly graphic, detailed and beautifully coloured, Hauff's paintings are in a class of their own". Artbank Gallery