Christopher King:
Graphic Type Designer

With a professional background that spans graphic design, motion graphics and illustration, I use a multidisciplinary approach to create distinctive graphic fonts.

Growing up in Somerset, my childhood was quietly consumed by comics books, films and lots of drawing. After leaving school with average results in everything besides Art and Design, I was lucky enough to find work as an assistant designer for a small children’s book publisher just a few miles away from home.

This initial experience captured my enthusiasm for graphic design and provided a solid grounding in the fundamentals while introducing me to the manual paste-up process, just as it was being pushed into obsolescence by the computer.

Moving to the City of Bath, I was again surrounded by talented artists who taught me the creative, business and technical aspects of publishing. After five years as senior designer on a successful range of illustrated pop-up books, I settled into a freelance career working on newspaper layouts, menus, album covers, T-shirts, posters, video-games and branding projects.

Maintaining my drawing skills with a side-line in movie poster fan art, these somewhat indulgent projects caught the attention of Computer Arts and Photoshop Creative magazines, and appeared in Matthew Chojancki’s best-selling book Alternative Movie Posters.

Behind the scenes I was also busy developing Wingsart Studio. Part portfolio, part shopfront; this website began by selling stock photography and illustrations, and later added After Effects templates and fonts.

These self-initiated projects proved to be creatively satisfying and popular with other designers, becoming best-sellers on sites such as Creative Market, to the point where I was able to fund a year out to study motion graphics for film and television. Inspired by the likes of Saul Bass, Dan Perri and Pablo Ferro, this was a period devoted to film titles and opening credit sequences.

Over the last few years I’ve worked with several major studios in the creation of film trailers, titles and branding concepts, and via Wingsart Studio have combined this professional experience into a series of graphic fonts targeted at the film, music and television industry.

These products have gained a reputation for a fun, retro aesthetic adding a graphical flourish for the likes of Marvel’s She-Hulk, Dungeons & Dragons, Stranger Things, Apple Arcade and more.

I currently work from my home studio in Somerset, UK, about 30 minutes drive outside of the excellent city of Bristol.

Christopher King Font Designer

Contact & Availability:

If you would like to enquire about collaborations or future commissions please make initial contact using the form below and I will reply as soon as possible.

    Social Media:

    I’m not particularly active on social media, preferring to put out an occasional newsletter, but I will post any notice of updates or special offers on Instagram.

    Also check out my Pinterest boards for inspirational photographers, filmmakers, and designers.

    Finally, on Youtube you’ll find my flick through videos of recommended art and design books, and various motion graphics experiments.