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.

Overview

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.

Services
Non-Fiction
Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits Nature
Fiction
Epic Fantasy Science Fiction
Languages
English

Work experience

Self-employed

Jan, 1990 — Present

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

Self-employed

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

Professionalism

Quality

Value

Responsiveness

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.

Professionals similar to Mike

Get a range of offers by requesting quotes from multiple professionals.

Brook Perryman

Brook P.

Over 6 years experience as a Senior Designer creating compelling book covers and interior designs. Certified book nerd to boot.

Winston-Salem, NC, USA

100% reply rate

View profile
Jason Arias

Jason A.

14 years designing covers with versatility + imagination. Clients: HarperCollins, S&S, Scribner, Timber Press, Verso, W. W. Norton, etc.

New York, NY, USA

100% reply rate

View profile
Andrew Bell

Andrew B.

I'm dedicated to crafting timeless books that endure. Allow me to breathe life into yours.

Glasgow, UK

99% reply rate

View profile