About / Christopher King / Film Poster and Titles Designer

Christopher King Film poster and Title Designer

Beginning with a print background now spanning over 20 years, my career to date has included work on projects ranging from fully illustrated children’s books to graphic design on album covers, brand identities and popular licensed products.

Having recently completed a diploma course at The National Film and Television School (NFTS) in London studying Motion Graphics for Film and Television, I am now applying those fundamental graphic design skills to the world of online film marketing, opening title sequences and theatrical poster campaigns.

Born from a life long love for film I plan to bring fresh approach to film and TV title design following in the footsteps of idols such as Saul Bass, Pablo Ferro, Kyle Cooper and Dan Perri.

Since graduating in March of 2019 I have worked with studios including MOMOCO, Intermission Film and ZEALOT UK contributing to pitch presentations, storyboards, infomercials, trailers and title explorations. I have also worked directly with film directors to provide marketing material for film festivals and screenings.

Skillset

  • Graphic Design
  • Illustration
  • Motion Graphics

Print

  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe InDesign

Motion

  • Adobe After Effects
  • Adobe Premier
  • Maxon Cinema 4D

“I cannot compliment Chris highly enough for the design work he did for both The Cowfoot Prince, and I’ll Love You Till the End. His patience in understanding what we were looking for, and the absolute professionalism of what he delivered could not be faulted. It’s such a difficult thing to translate the energy of a film into a single poster or postcard, but he’s done it for both of our films, with immense skill and subtlety. I would absolutely love to work with him again.”

Bex Singleton – Documentary Director and Photographer

“Chris is the only client to ever gift me SEGA Saturn games, if that isn’t a enough he’s one of the most stylish, creative and personable illustrators I’ve ever met. His poster work is effortlessly cool, smart and striking, invoking a time and place you wish you lived. To boot he’s a true whore of pop culture and which shows through in his work which has an extensive visual language, taking in 50’s kitsch, pop art and rockabilly without ever feeling cheap.”

Will Luton – Founder of Department of Play

Christopher’s designs/illustrations are the best I’ve ever had donefor my company. I told him what I wanted and he brilliantlycreated new flyers and designs for my specific requests. I woulddefinitely recommend him.

Kira Turnage – Actor & Producer

FREELANCE PRINT AND MOTION GRAPHICS DESIGNER:
Dec 2018 to Present, Somerset, UK.

Graphic design, illustration and motion graphics services specialising in title sequences, online marketing and posters for film and TV.

WING’S ART STUDIO:
May 2006 to Present, Somerset, UK.

Development and sales of royalty free illustration and graphic design resources, sold via www.wingsart.studio. Products used by creative studios worldwide including BBC and HBO. Also working as a freelance graphic designer and illustrator for clients including Skip Hop, Costa Coffee, Kiddimoto Ltd and multiple small and independent businesses.

MOTION GRAPHICS AND PRINT DESIGNER / RED CENTRAL
April to Aug 2019, Bath, UK.

Freelance and in-house work on a variety of print, illustration and motion graphics projects.

MOTION GRAPHICS DESIGNER / SKY CREATIVE
July to Aug 2018, London UK.

Work placement with with Sky’s internal creative department.

NATIONAL DIPLOMA/ MOTION GRAPHICS FOR FILM AND TELEVISION:
Jan to Dec 2018, London, UK.

Diploma course at the The National Film and Television School specialising in motion graphics design using After Effects and Cinema 4D.

SENIOR GRAPHIC DESIGNER/ RUSSIMCO LTD:
May 2006 to July 2008 Somerset, UK.

Children’s toys and packaging design including the creation of new products, illustration and marketing, working in conjunction with overseas manufacturers and suppliers for Disney, JCB and other popular licensed brands.

DESIGN AND LAYOUT ARTWORKER/ NORTHCLIFFE MEDIA:
April 2004 to April 2006, Bristol, UK.

Page layout for advertising and editorial sections of local newspapers and feature magazines.

GRAPHIC DESIGNER AND ILLUSTRATOR/ ROBERT FREDERICK LIMITED:
November 1998 to March 2004, Bath, UK

Part of an illustration, design and production team tasked with the development of an original series of children’s pop-up books. Also developed a large variety of licensed products for clients including Disney and Marvel.

ASSISTANT GRAPHIC DESIGNER/ OYSTER BOOKS:
August 1997 to October 1998, Somerset, UK

Support to the Head Designer and Illustrators involved in the creation of popular children’s novelty toys and books.