Michael Bow

Michael Bow

DesignerLondon, United Kingdom
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Michael Bow

Michael Bow

DesignerLondon, United Kingdom
About me
I’m a Designer and Art Director. You can find out more about me and my work at michaelbow.co.uk I’m currently based in London and working as the Design Director at Dark Horses. I previously held full time positions at Wieden+Kennedy and Vault49 New York. I also have freelance experience working with various other agencies and studios including Mother, Droga5, Leo Burnett, McCann, Uncommon, and at Apple, Europe. My work has been awarded by the likes of D&AD, Campaign, and Graphis. I have been involved with judging and talks at Ravensbourne University, Brighton University and The Glasgow School of Art. My thoughts have been published by Creative Review. I studied at The Glasgow School of Art. You can contact me at hello@michaelbow.co.uk and +447484676863
  • Well & Truly
    Well & TrulyA campaign, packaging redesign and brand refresh for the healthy snack Well & Truly, which aims to visualise the “naughty-ish” spirit associated with the brand.
  • Difficult Is Worth Doing
    Difficult Is Worth DoingA custom designed lazer etched skateboard deck, the typography was inspired by the movement of skateboards.
  • Unruled
    UnruledA premium notebook and brand, Unruled, which subverts the standard format by introducing new line compositions on each page. I wanted to create something that challenges the user to explore new ways of writing and drawing which will inspire new thoughts. All the page designs within the product are taken from natural line forms within nature.
  • The Guardian
    The GuardianReading The Riots A campaign to promote the Guardian’s series on the London and British riots. I used a literal interpretation of the “Broken Britain” metaphor which had come to define the events to generate an arresting visual that could be used across all the paper’s promotions on the series. We worked with Jonathan Knowles to shoot cut glass with a rifle and a timed camera to create the desired effect.
  • Good and Bad News
    Good and Bad NewsA project which explores and highlights the alarming distribution of negative and positive stories within the UK’s national press. The series examines this tone within Newspapers, and then on their websites. The work is exhibited on a series of newsprint posters as objective data visualisation.
  • Good Energy
    Good EnergyA rebranding project for Good Energy, the UK's leading 100% clean energy provider. We aimed to create a flexible visual identity system which felt contemporary and sophisticated but unique within the energy market. The visual language involves our yellow symbol, which represents the Sun, in everything we do. The new identity aimed to be clear and confident and directly expresses Good Energy’s matter-of-fact, pragmatic tone, with a look and feel that maintains their charm and personality.
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Work history
    Anomaly logo
    Anomaly logo
    Senior DesignerAnomaly
    London, United KingdomFull Time
    Dark Horses logo
    Dark Horses logo
    Design DirectorDark Horses
     - London, United KingdomFull Time
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  • Design
  • Art Direction
  • Typography
  • Digital Design
  • Illustration
  • Advertisement
  • Advertisement Design
  • Branding Design
  • Branding
  • Web Design
  • Design Agency
  • Design Development
  • Concept Design
  • Icon Design
  • Iconography
  • Web Designer
  • Design Direction
  • Advert Design
  • Advertisement Branding
  • Writing
  • Presentation Design
  • Client Presentation
  • Editoral Design
  • Book Design
  • Logo Design
  • Mentoring
  • Design Management
  • Poster Design
    Visual CommunicationGlasgow School of Art
     - Glasgow, United Kingdom