Mike’s first job on graduating from Somerset College of Arts and Technology was to work for Roundel Design Group in Hanover Square in central London. After a year of making the tea (reluctantly) and art-working designs (badly) he went on to work for Demon Records for 8 years producing album covers, adverts, posters, catalogues and all other marketing material for a diverse range of artists including Elvis Costello, Nick Lowe and Ian Dury. After a year travelling he returned to the UK to work for the Times Newspaper, where he designed the covers for the daily Times T2 section, designed and launched The Times ‘metro’ magazine (arts, books and listings) for The Saturday Times and worked as the design editor. He also worked as the Design editor for The Times newspaper ‘Bricks and Mortar’ property section for 3 years.
Mike has more than 20 years’ experience in graphic design and art direction and has worked with a range of clients including top music companies, national newspapers, major companies as well as social enterprises, schools, colleges, charities and local government.
He has also been a visiting lecturer at Plymouth University, Somerset College of Arts and Technology and at the University of East London.
Mike’s design practise, Krage Design is based in Exeter where he continues to be excited by the potential of design and art.