︎︎︎     About

Tom Hubmann is an illustrator, visual artist and academic based in Cornwall (UK). He divides his time between commercial work, personal projects, teaching and research. Each strand feeds back into one another resulting in a highly reflective overall practise. He is also a father of two, husband of one and his interests centre around wildlife, nature, conservation, outdoor sports, food, drink and music.

His visual practise is underpinned by creating engaging, playful and graphic responses to client facing and self initiated briefs. Employing a range of process including drawing, painting, collage, printmaking and digital enable him to work in a wide range of contexts and visual languages. He has extensive experience working as a freelance commercial illustrator as well as undertaking roles such as artistic director and consultant for more strategic long term projects. Exhibiting works in solo and groups shows in the UK and abroad, winning artistic residencies and generating his own authorial projects allow him to explore new ways of working, allowing his practise to constantly evolve and stay relevant.

Tom has both a personal and professional research interest in how the visual arts can be actively used to mitigate the impact of climate change. He has been awarded funding to collaborate with scientists and researchers, participated in global research conferences, written papers and undertaken a range of personal projects to practically understand this theme further. He currently holds a position as a module leader at Falmouth University on the BA (hons) Illustration course and regularly gives guest lectures, talks and workshops in a range of formal and informal educational settings.


Selected clients
ARM, Die Ziet, AON Hewitt, Finisterre, Shelterbox, Eden Project, Friends of the Earth, Anorak, Verdant Brewery, Origins Coffee, Bamboo Clothing (BAM) and Alexandra Palace

Selected exhibitions 
The Shape of Things to Come - Potager Gardens, UK 2021 (solo exhibition)
Slow Residents - Potager Gardens, UK 2019 - current (ongoing residency + exhibition TBC)
The Shape of Things to Come
- Juniper Bespoke, UK 2017 (residency)
Secret 7" - London UK 2014 (group show)
Pick Me Up - London, UK 2014 (group show)
HOMAGE - 64 Killigrew Street Gallery, UK 2013 (group show)
Food Glorious Food - No.1 Harbouside, UK 2013 (solo show)
So Far So Good - It's All True / HAND, UK 2013 (solo show)
City Poster Contest - The Human Empire shop, GER 2013 (group show)
Food Glorious Food - Espressini, UK 2013 (solo show)
Magazine Library 10 - Tokyo, JP 2012 (group show)
A Forest Tale - Here & Now Gallery, UK 2011 (solo show)

Selected Publications
Tiny Pencil
Suitcase of Eels
Get Cracking! (self published)
Monkey Business (self published)
12 Inventions for the Modern World (self published) 

Selected Talks and Events
AUB HUMAN, Earthday Symposium - Arts University Bournemouth, UK 2021 (guest speak)
Falmouth Illustration Forum: HOME
- Falmouth Uni., UK 2020 (guest speaker)

Selected Research Projects
Haunted Landscapes: Dark Economies, research conference, Falmouth University, UK 2023 (collaborative visual research and exhibition)
Seaweed Futures, Creative Exchange award programme with the ESI, Exeter University (collaborative research project)

Selected teaching posts
Falmouth University, BA (Hons) Illustration, Module Leader,
Falmouth University, BA (Hons) Illustration (online), consultant
University fo Plymouth,  BA (Hons) Illustration, Associate Lecturer
Arts University Bournemouth, BA (Hons) Illustration, Associate Lecturer
Arts University Plymouth, BA (Hons) Illustration, Lecturer
University of Gloucestershire, MA Illustration, Visiting Lecturer

All images copyright Tom Hubmann © 2024