Grist Exhibition

Craig Black is a Scottish born graphic designer, lettering artist and typographer.

Having spent the first few years of his career in leading design agencies in London gaining invaluable experience in various forms of design, he currently runs his own design studio in Glasgow, United Kingdom.

As well as running Craig Black Design, he is also the Lead Designer at Thirst Craft - The specialist drinks packaging design agency that builds creatively rare, commercially right, brands. Brands that excite and delight the senses, that attract awards, attention and ardor, brands that clients love and consumers covet.

Known for his bespoke and innovative typographic illustrations, visual identities, packaging and installations. His strengths lie in his ability to cross disciplines without the effects of a fixed personal style. This versatility has offered him the opportunity to work on a varied mix of collaborations with local and international clients of all business backgrounds.

Typography is just the starting point of Craig’s work. He can handle any type of brief and works just as well on projects with strong constraints or complete creative freedom. He believes in creating engaging, modern and precise visuals whilst maintaining originality in all of his work.

His work has been celebrated and published internationally by Computer Arts, Creative Review and IdN Magazine — in addition to regular features by online media. His work has also been exhibited across the globe from London to Dubai.

Say hello:     +44 (0) 7939 182 969


UN Global Goals - Glug
Laurence King
Avondale Type Co.

Chido Mexican Kitchen
Slick's Barbershop
Glasgow Clyde College
University West of Scotland


2015 — Creativepool (Typography section)
2014 — Design Impact Awards - Finalist
2013 — Adobe Design Appreciation Awards - Semi-finalist 
2013 — Outstanding Talent UWS
2013 — Creative Loop - Finalist


2018 — The Design Conference (Brisbane, AU)
2018 — Glug (Manchester, UK)
2018 — Shillington College (Manchester, UK)
2017 — Creative Mornings (Glasgow, UK)
2017 — Creative Points (Edinburgh, UK)
2017 — GAB (Glasgow, UK)  
2017 —University West of Scotland (Glasgow, UK)


2017 — Creative Mornings (Glasgow, UK)
2017 — Creative Points (Edinburgh, UK)
2017 — GAB (Glasgow, UK)  
2017 —University West of Scotland (Glasgow, UK)


2017 — Grist (Glasgow, UK)
2017 — Still Good Type (Glasgow, UK)
2017 — Pissed Modernism (Edinburgh, UK)
2016 — Good Type (Glasgow, UK) 
2016 — Ink, Sweat and Tears (Dubai, UAE)
2016 — -ING Creative Festival (Dubai, UAE)
2016 — Secret 7" (London, UK) 
2016 — Glug 17 (London, UK) 
2015 — Process Exhibition (Leeds, UK) 
2014 — Design Impact Awards (Glasgow, UK)


2017 — Scripted—Custom Lettering in Graphic Design - Sandu Publishing
2017 — Handstyle Lettering - Victionary
2017 — Expressive Type - Alex Fowkes - Rockport Publishers
2017 — Lettering ‘Tips for creation’ - Monsa Publications
2016 — Design & Design Annual
2016 — Excellent Packaging - Hightone Publications
2016 — Infinite Typography - Sandu Publishing
2016 — Computer Arts #256
2016 — Computer Arts #248
2015 — Computer Arts #242
2015 — IdN Magazine v21n6
2015 — Exploring Typography 2nd Edition - Tova Rabinowitz Deer


Thirst Craft (Glasgow, UK)
GBH (London, UK)

Red Bee Media (London, UK)