Mike Black

Mike Black

Illustrator & Graphic DesignerUnited Kingdom
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Mike Black

Mike Black

Illustrator & Graphic DesignerUnited Kingdom
About me
Hi, I'm Mike, a UK based freelance Graphic Designer, Illustrator and Printmaker.
  • Blockforest X Kirsty Logan
    Blockforest X Kirsty Logan'Close Your Eyes & Come With Me' - A Queer Horror Chapbook. Six spooky short stories, inspired by the myths of the British Isles, with a queer twist. Written by the award winner author of 'Now She is Witch' and 'Things We Say In The Dark'. And accompanied by a combination of digital and linocut illustrations by printmaker Blockforest. Available on www.blockforest.co.uk and Etsy.
  • MUBI Pride Season
    MUBI Pride SeasonFor Pride Month I was approached by the theatrical distributor and global curated film streaming service, MUBI, to develop a print inspired by one of their films in their Pride Unprejudiced season. Taking inspiration from Sebastian Meise’s 2021 drama “Great Freedom”, I developed a linocut portrait focusing on the main character Hans Hoffmann (played by Franz Rogowski).
  • Blockforest x Vans Customs Workshop
    Blockforest x Vans Customs WorkshopJust in time for spooky season I was asked by Vans Europe and Skye Victoria Projects to hold a two hour lino print workshop at their flagship store on Oxford Street, London.
Work history
    United KingdomFull Time
    Home to my illustration work, Blockforest is a cute and creepy collection of linocut prints, greetings cards, stickers and more, that I have been working on since 2016. I'm inspired by horror, folklore, mythology and pop culture, with my work appealing to a global audience who shop with me through various online outlets. Find out more over at www.blockforest.co.uk
    Graphic DesignerMike Black Creative Services
    United KingdomFreelance
    I provide graphic and web design services to a variety of clients.
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  • Fashion
  • Digital Media
  • Marketing PR
  • Writing
  • Administration
  • Office Management
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Communications
  • Indesign
  • Office
  • Photoshop
  • Word
  • Printmaking
  • Graphic Design
    London College of Fashion, UAL logo
    London College of Fashion, UAL logo
    BA Fashion Public RelationsLondon College of Fashion, UAL
     - London, United Kingdom
    I attained a First Class degree covering areas such as PR Theory, Publics and Practice, Reputation and Crisis Management, Image Enhancement and Branding, and Cultural and Historical Studies, to name but a few. My final major project looked at creating a series of interactive and immersive cinema events for fashion brand AllSaints.