Holly Akrill

Lecturer, Computer Games Art

Faculty:Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

School:Cambridge School of Creative Industries

Location: Cambridge

Areas of Expertise: Computer games , Computer games art

Courses taught: Computer Games Art, Computer Games Development (Art)

Holly is an active member within the games industry and member of BAFTA Crew Games, who practices computer game art creation, both 3D and 2D, and game development.

Browse Holly's work on Artstation

Email: holly.akrill@aru.ac.uk


Holly’s background started in illustration before delving into computer games development. She is one of the Founders of Polyfox, and independent games company that went on to publish their first title on Nintendo Switch and PC. In recent year she has become a member of BAFTA Crew Games and has been an active member within the games industry.

Her experience ranges from concept art development, graphic design, UI design, to creating 3D assets and building them in game engines.

Research interests

  • Concepting and building narratives within game environments
  • Stylised 3D artwork


Holly currently teaches on the following modules:

  • Level 4: Game Art Creation
  • Level 7: Game Development


  • BA Hons Illustration, Anglia Ruskin University
  • MA Computer Game Development (Art), Anglia Ruskin University