To Infinity and Beyond - Mural - Craig Black x MadeBrave;

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.

He is known for his bespoke and innovative typographic illustrations, visual identities, packaging, murals, installations and everything in between. 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, Australia to Dubai. He is also known across the public speaking circuit for sharing his inspiring story at conferences and creative events across the world.

He is also the Co-Founder and Creative Director of Creative Inverclyde — social enterprise aimed at utilising the creative sector to be the nucleus for positive social change across Inverclyde and Scotland.

Say hello: hello@craigblackdesign.com     +44 (0) 7939 182 969

CLIENTS

OFFF
Knotel
AIGA

United Nations - Glug
Laurence King
Wacom
First Coat
Avondale Type Co.

Politico
Elvis Communications
MadeBrave
University West of Scotland

AWARDS

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

TALKS

2019 — OFFF Festival (Barcelona, ES)
2019 — École Intuit.lab (Paris, FR)
2018 — The Design Conference (Brisbane, AU)
2018 — Design Assembly (Auckland, NZ)

2018 — Glug (Manchester, UK)
2018 — Shillington College (Manchester, UK)
2017 — Creative Mornings (Glasgow, UK)
2017 — Creative Points (Edinburgh, UK)
2017 — GAB (Glasgow, UK)  
2017 — UWS (Glasgow, UK)

LECTURES/TALKS

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

EXHIBITION

2018 — 26—Lettering Show (Portland, USA)
2018 — Another Fine Mess (Edinburgh, 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)

PUBLICATIONS

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

EXPERIENCE

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

Red Bee Media (London, UK)