Rebecca Hendin is a London-based American freelance illustrator, cartoonist, artist, and animator. She often works as an in house as an illustrator and
animator at the BBC. Her political cartoons are syndicated by Universal Uclick, America's leading newspaper syndicate, via GoComics. She was previously an in-house illustrator and designer at BuzzFeed, and wrote and cartooned a weekly editorial at Daily Kos.
Rebecca was the artist behind Amnesty International's 2017 Write for Rights Campaign, following 2016's artist Ai Wei Wei. Her artwork was earlier publicly seen from 2013-2014 over London's Charing Cross Road on a 29 metre building wrap covering Foyles Bookshop. Her cartoon work is part of the Newseum's collection in Washington, D.C. She/her work have been featured on TV and radio programmes on BBC and Sky.
Freelance clients include: BBC (BBC News, BBC Three, Newsbeat, BBC Ideas, BBC Culture, BBC Radio 4), Google, Washington Post, The Guardian, Amnesty International, Donmar Warehouse, Gimlet Media, Foyles Bookshop,
New Statesman, Giphy, Dance Umbrella, VICE, Politico, The Nib, Le Temps,
Human Rights Watch, Index On Censorship, Imperial War Museum, L'Obs,
Chatham House, Fuel Theatre, Cambridge University, Editora Aleph, BuzzFeed, Neal Street Productions, Cooperatives UK, Island Records, Estee Lauder, STRIKE Magazine, WPP, Bloomsbury Lanes, AU Magazine, Best Western Magazine, Eurostar, musicians (Molotov Jukebox, Get Cape Wear Cape Fly, Lower Than Atlantis, The Lines) and more.
She has an MA in Communication Design and a BA in Graphic Design from Central Saint Martins. She previously studied at California College of the Arts, in San Francisco.
Member: Professional Cartoonists' Organisation, British Cartoonists' Association, National Union of Journalists, Association of Illustrators.
2019 - Society of Illustrators Awards
Selected: Editorial category
2018 - World Illustration Awards
Shortlisted: Research category
2018 - Creativepool Awards
Winner: Newcomer of the Year
Bronze: Illustration of the Year
7 projects shortlisted
2017 - World Illustration Awards
Shortlisted: Editorial category
2017 - American Illustration Awards
2 projects selected
2016 - World Illustration Awards
Shortlisted: Research Communication Category
2015 - 3x3 Illustration Pro Show
Merit award for editorial cartoons
2015 - World Illustration Awards
Winner: New Talent in Editorial Illustration
2015 - Society of Illustrators Los Angeles
Bronze Award: Advertising category
Shortlisted: Student category
2014 - Association of Illustrators Awards
Shortlisted: Public Realm category
2014 - Serco Prize for Illustration
(Serco/London Transport Museum)
Selected for animated music video
2013 - 3x3 Magazine Annual Awards
2013 - Association of Illustrators Awards
Shortlisted: Design category