Sean Battle

Sean Battle


Personal profile

Summary of Research Interests

Sean's current research interests focus on the integration of traditional and digital textures in illustration, as well as exploring the relationship between illustration and rural environments, particularly influenced by the Cumbrian art movement. 

Academic Biography

Sean Battle has been working as a freelance illustrator since 2016, specialising in textured conceptual editorial work. He has a strong track record of delivering projects for clients including the NHS, Sun City Triathlon, and Strictly Smoking Big Band. His portfolio also includes merchandise creation for online streamers, book illustration, and rebranding for Mental Health charities and financial firms. In addition to his freelance work, Sean has been involved in academia since 2021, serving as the Head of Graphics at Newcastle College, before taking up his role as lectuerer in Illustration at Teesside.


1 x Sun Youth Arts Award 

1 x D&AD Ones to Watch