PodgyPanda is Richard Kuoch, an artist, illustrator, animator and graphic designer from Auckland, New Zealand.
His characters exude that playful innocence we so often associate with childhood.
Utilising his background in animation and graphic design, he follows his motto Blink, Smile, Share by creating characters and illustrations that show his fun and unique take on life through art.
His projects range from commercial design such as murals, logos and character creations, through to apparel and merchandise, with up and coming apparel and vinyl toy projects in the pipeline.
Fresh from a 2 year stint in London, Richard has moved back to his home country of New Zealand and is currently working on an upcoming solo exhibition and group shows around the world, where he hopes to expand the world his characters reside in.