About me

I'm a London-based freelance illustrator, animator, political cartoonist, and artist.

I've been in professional practice since 2009. I write and draw a weekly political cartoon for New Statesman magazine. I additionally regularly do the Guardian political cartoon, as well as frequent work for the BBC and Chatham House. I worked full-time at BuzzFeed from 2015 through 2018 as an in-house illustrator/designer/animator covering international editorial art, and have also worked in-house at the BBC throughout 2018 and 2019 in various departments including BBC Three, BBC Ideas, and BBC News as an illustrator, designer, and animator. I'm a nationally syndicated political cartoonist in the US with Universal uClick (Andrews McMeel), America's leading newspaper syndicate.

Selected freelance clients include: Amnesty International, Washington Post, BBC (including BBC News, Newsbeat, BBC Three, Radio 4, BBC Culture, BBC Ideas, BBC Sounds), Google, The Guardian, VICE, Imperial War Museum, Co-operatives UK, Gimlet Media, Politico, The Nib, Giphy, New Statesman, Index On Censorship, Human Rights Watch, Le Temps, Donmar Warehouse, Cambridge University, The Bureau for Investigative Journalism, First Draft News, Chatham House, Penguin Randomhouse, Fuel Theatre, L'Obs, Momentum, Chalk & Blade, various bands, and many others.

I'm always looking for new opportunities in illustration, cartooning, and animation - freelance, contract, permanent, or otherwise. Drop a line!


Animation, Cartooning, Editorial Design, Graphic Design, Illustration, Painting

Sector Experience

Advertising, Animation, Arts, Audio / Visual, Books & Periodicals, Broadcasting, Crafts, Creative Services, Design, Exhibitions, Fine Art, Painting & Sculpture, International, Internet, Magazines & Comics, Music, New Media, Newspapers, Operations, Outdoor, Politics, Print, Publishing, Television, Theatre


3x3 Awards, American Illustration Awards, Political Cartoon Awards, Serco Prize for Illustration, Society of Illustrators Awards, Society of Illustrators Los Angeles Awards, World Illustration Awards (AOI) - Shortlisted, World Illustration Awards (AOI) - Winner


Adweek, Amnesty International, BBC, BBC Culture, BBC Ideas, BBC NEWS, BBC Newsbeat, BBC Radio 4, BBC Sounds, BBC Three, Best Western Magazine, Bureau for Investigative Journalism, Buzzfeed, Cambridge University, Cast From Clay, Chalk & Blade, Chatham House, Co-operatives UK, Dance Umbrella, Donmar Warehouse, Editora Aleph, Estee Lauder, Fidelity International, First Draft News, Foyles Bookshop, Fuel Theatre, Get Cape Wear Cape Fly, Gimlet Media, giphy, Google, Human Rights Watch, Imperial War Museum, Index on Censorship, Island Records, L'Obs, Le Temps, Molotov Jukebox, Momentum, Neal Street Productions, New Statesman, Passing Clouds, Penguin Random House, Politico, Selcouth Station, STRIKE! Magazine, The Guardian, The Nib, The World Today, Vice, Washington Post, WPP, Xtra Mile Recordings

Trade Associations

association of illustrators, British Cartoonists Association, national union of journalists, Professional Cartoonists Organisation

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Annual 2018 BronzeAmnesty International: Write For Rights 2017Illustration Annual 2018 GoldNewcomer of the Year Annual 2018 ShortlistBuzzFeed: Weird Election Dreams IllustratedIllustration Annual 2018 ShortlistBuzzFeed: US Political Cartoons 2017Illustration Annual 2018 ShortlistBuzzFeed: Witch AnimalsIllustration Annual 2018 ShortlistLe Temps: App AddictionIllustration Annual 2018 ShortlistBuzzFeed: If Hogwarts Were A Crap British SchoolIllustration Annual 2018 ShortlistBuzzFeed: A Father’s BetrayalIllustration Annual 2018 ShortlistBuzzFeed: Feminist PrincessesIllustration
Top 25 Digital Artist Project featured:BuzzFeed: Weird Election Dreams Illustrated
on 11th January 2018
Project featured:Amnesty International: Write For Rights 2017
on 1st February 2018
Project featured:New Statesman: Beck Portrait
on 2nd February 2018
Project featured:BuzzFeed: If Hogwarts Were A Crap British School
on 8th February 2018
Project featured:Le Temps: Gender Pay Gap
on 21st February 2018
Project featured:BuzzFeed: Sleep Paralysis
on 23rd February 2018
Project featured:BuzzFeed: British Politics And Diversity
on 27th February 2018
Project featured:Google: Up And Away
on 28th February 2018
Project featured:New Statesman: Corbynology
on 13th March 2018
Project featured:BuzzFeed: British Politician Cutouts
on 22nd March 2018
Project featured:BuzzFeed: US Political Cartoons 2017
on 26th March 2018
Project featured:BuzzFeed: Women's Firsts
on 5th June 2018
Project featured:Washington Post: Childhood Anxiety
on 22nd February 2019
Project featured:BBC Culture: Stories That Shaped The World
on 1st May 2020
Project featured:New Statesman: Slouching Into Dystopia
on 1st May 2020
Project featured:The Guardian: Blues In The Key Of Corona Minor
on 6th November 2020

Rebecca Hendin has been a Contributor since 1st May 2020.

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