Thursday, 21 October 2010

Rachel Smith Designs Hugo the Highcross Cat

Rachael Smith is a uniquely talented illustrator based in Leicester, her drawings are full of warm humour and bursting with character. She specialises in children's book illustration and character design, but her creations lend themselves to all kinds of creative work such as advertising, merchandise design, and editorial illustrations.

Working with the local community is important to Highcross, so when Rachael approached us with her idea for a Highcross illustration we worked with her to deliver Hugo the Highcross cat (illustration)

Rachael designed Hugo the Highcross Cat especially for this project. "I wanted to create someone a bit cheeky and curious who could get involved with everything Highcross has to offer. Hugo, being a cat, especially likes the sushi!"

Rachael's most popular character to date is Flimsy the Kitten, who has her own blog and range of merchandise. She also designs her own t shirts and sells original work in her online shop. To find out more about Rachael and her many weird and wonderful creations visit

Rachel is a former graduate bursary winner as well

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