I work at Graven, in Glasgow. I was born in 1976, the same year as both punk and Star Wars, I went to the UK’s oldest art school, in Derby, and I DJ at the world’s biggest burlesque club.

I’m a very capable designer. I’ve always specialised in typography, branding and print-based communication, though I’m also capable and experienced in interactive media, exhibitions, signage, wayfinding, environmental graphics, interior design and experience design. I’m a great team member and an equally good team leader.

My work is included in the permanent collections at MoMA New York, MoMA San Francisco, Denver Art Museum and Plakatsammlung Museum fur Gestaltung, Zürich.

I love magazine design and typographic design a little bit more than is strictly healthy and am still not quite sure how I ended up in a more general design career instead of specialising in one of the two.

I had CMYK registration marks tattooed on to my forearm eighteen years ago. It’s a good reminder that web design really isn’t my thing … I belong in print. Ink is quite literally in my blood.


You can email me on tony@tonyblow.com and find me being massively unprofessional on Twitter as @poprock.