Mike Church

Mike Church – Designer

I'm a versatile Illustrator, 20+ years of experience in publishing, brands, animation, games and editorial. I work digitally or on paper.


I have drawn and Painted all my life. Initially I wanted to be a comic book artist. Post College, I found himself Freelancing in the Animation Industry, where I started at the bottom, becoming a Background and Layout Artist, Assistant Animator and Designer on many T.V. commercials, T.V. Series' and feature films. As a result I became very versatile taking on a multitude of artwork styles.

For Seven years I illustrated full-time for a Branding and Packaging Agency in W1. Now Freelancing with an armoury of techniques to produce warm, shiny imagery in a wide variety of styles, for some of the biggest brands, M&S, Fortnum’s, Nestle’, BMW, Asda, Inbev, Diageo and so on.

I have Illustrated 3 published books, Russell Grant’s Art of Astrology, The tale of Ferdinand Frog and The Girl who Believed.

I use Photoshop, Corel Painter, Illustrator and TV Paint, Working with a Mac and Cintiq although I still have occasion to put brush to paper.

I continue to work in animation as well, recently doing Background layout and animation assisting on “Kensuke’s Kingdom”, a feature film out this Winter and Mog's Xmas a short film also on CH4 this Xmas.

In my spare time I record Jazzy Cinematic music as Pablo Pax, and am endlessly herding Cats.

Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits Nature
Epic Fantasy Science Fiction

Work experience


Jan, 1990 — Present

Books, brands, animation, storyboards, design, editorial.


Jan, 1990 — Present

I work across a wide range of illustrative disciplines in many fields, from book illustration to animation films to branding and packaging.

Mike has 1 review





Robert F.

Robert F.

May, 2024

Mike collaborated with me to deliver exactly what I had in mind and needed for a map and other interior content. This was a game of iteration (many rounds of feedback and revision), and he remained patient and professional until we "found our way." I appreciated working with him very much and would definitely recommend him.

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