Poppy Loughtman is a freelance designer and illustrator based in Manchester, UK. 
Poppy's work is playful and often uses pencils, oil pastel, ink and gouache as well as paper-cut shapes before editing digitally. Interesting colour palettes, intriguing characters, and her hand lettering, coalesce to produce a variety of outcomes from illustrated editorial pieces to full book cover designs.
Bringing another dimension into Poppy's illustrations, she handcrafts small, explorative ceramic pieces. Made with almington and ivory stoneware clay, they are decorated using a variety of glazes and underglazes which challenge the boundaries of her illustration.
Alongside freelancing Poppy is a Teaching Assistant at Manchester School of Art on the Art & Design Foundation Diploma.
Email poppy.loughtman@gmail.com for full portfolio and CV
Contact
Feel free to get in contact for commissions, enquire about availability or just to say hi.
Email: poppy.loughtman@gmail.com
Worked with
Hodder & Stoughton, Hallmark, The Mancunion, The Good Life, Daughter Botanicals, Bramley Carpets
Awards 
Shortlisted winner for Penguin Random House Cover Design Award 2022
Shortlisted winner for Design Innovation Award from Department of Design at Manchester School of Art 2022
Shortlisted winner for Studio Called Jane Award for Manchester School of Art 2022
Exhibitions
Underbank Studios: Belonging, 2022, HOME Manchester
New Designers 2022, Business Design Centre, London
Penguin Cover Design Award Exhibition 2022, D&AD, London
Manchester School of Art degree show 2022, Benzie Building, Manchester
Manchester School of Art degree show 2019, Chatham Building, Manchester