I am a printmaker and designer based in York, North Yorkshire.


As a printmaker I create original linocut prints inspired by nature and the great British countryside.

My linocut prints are designed, carved, inked and printed by hand in my studio, making each one subtly unique. My most recent work takes inspiration from the Yorkshire landscape and coastline.

Ingleborough, linocut print
Michelle Hughes linocutting
Michelle Hughes studio
Littondale, linocut print
Whitby Steps linocut print
Hole of Horcum linocut print
Lealholm, Esk Valley, linocut print
Michelle Hughes hand printing
Towards Roseberry, linocut print
Sutton Hoo linocut illustrations
Curlew linocut print
Staithes, Yorkshire Coast, linocut print

I teach linocut print through my NEW online courses and in-person workshops in my York studio. In them you'll learn how to design, carve and print your own unique linocut print. To be first to hear about these please join my mailing list

As a graphic designer I specialise in branding and marketing materials with a handcrafted style.


My successful 28 year design career has provided me with the skills and knowledge I now use to work with my clients.


I draw on my broad base of design skills in surface pattern design, illustration and product design, focusing them onto the unique needs of each client’s project. I am organised with an excellent track record of delivering a wide range of projects on time and to budget. Using my retail experience I research the target market and competitors to identify opportunities.​

Have a look at the printmaking and graphic design pages to see examples of my work.

Get in touch for a friendly, informal chat.