Mick Chen is a London-based multidisciplinary graphic designer who specialises in editorial design and has over 4 years of professional experience within visual communication, from identity and branding to poster and publication design.
Mick’s practice is research-led and engages in processes of unearthing the unseen, unexpected and unknown. He has an interest in subjects that are often on the peripheries of culture and society, which might at first seem strange and mundane, however through his research he aims to dig beneath the surface to reveal the value of places and communities. His recent projects range from an in-depth exploration of the signage found in halal butchers, immigrant-owned fishmongers and Afro food stores located around London to the re-formatting and re-design of the member’s only newsletters of a now-defunct 2000s Midlands-based leather fetish club.
Previously he worked as a designer in roles within publishing, fashion and creative/design agencies. For example, at Cult LDN he was employed as the lead editorial designer for CULT issue 01: Heritage, an agency-first magazine that explores how individuals view themselves relative to their cultural identities and how this shapes their relationship to fashion.
Mick obtained BA (hons) in Graphic and Media Design from the London College of Communication, University of the Arts London (2020). He is currently completing MA Visual Communication at the Royal College of Art.