Brilliant ideas designed simply.

About Black Monday

Black Monday is an independently-owned creative design consultancy based in London.

Our work spans a diverse group of industries including music, finance, enterprise, education and non-profits to name just a few and encompasses many aspects of design including logos, graphics, brand and identity, websites and digital experiences, exhibition design, user experience, advertising, awesome ideas and much, much more.

The owners of the business are also the creators of the work as well as the main point of contact for every client. This reflects our conviction that great design cannot happen without passion, intelligence and – above all – personal commitment, and is demonstrated by a portfolio that spans nearly 30 years across a diverse number of industries.

We look forward to partnering with you to create brilliant ideas, designed simply.

Logos of clients Black Monday has worked with.

"Design can be art. Design can be aesthetics. Design is so simple, that's why it is so complicated."

- Paul Rand

Selected projects

"Don't confuse legibility with communication. Just because something is legible doesn't mean it communicates and, more importantly, doesn't mean it communicates the right thing."

- David Carson

Partners

Image of founding partner Larry Dean Miles.

Larry Dean Miles

Direct from the mind of Larry Dean Miles, founding partner...

For my entire life I've loved doing everything and anything creative. And even now with my childhood in the distant past my imagination is still running wild. I will always be a kid at heart. Being a part of a creative industry has allowed me to challenge that imagination and translate it into reality.

From an early age I learned to play the trumpet and was constantly sketching the endless ideas in my head – I would even write copyright information on my elementary school drawings!

My earliest memories of design are rooted in the fifth grade when I created the page layouts for the school year book and continued this through my high school years. At university I was the creative director for the college radio station where I created all of the print material as well as a morning DJ on the Pete & Larry show. Whilst attending the college of art at Western Michigan University I discovered the School of Design and applied to the inner sanctum known as The Design Center. After a gruelling interview and portfolio review, I was accepted and that was the magic moment when I realised, "Holy crap! I can make money doing this stuff!?"

The Design Center taught me design fundamentals and techniques whilst working with a team for real-world clients, the greatest value came from learning to take the chaotic ideas in my head and turn them into strong clear concepts with distinct messages.

I now find myself working on global designs from music festivals to some of the largest online entities with a wide variety of people across numerous and varied disciplines from every corner of the globe. Knowing that my designs will be seen and used by millions of people around the world is both rewarding and humbling. And it is exciting to know that after all this time my imagination is still working in overdrive!

So, whether the final outcome is a compelling user experience, detailed specifications, interactive prototypes, photography, music, writing, websites, games, or something in between, I'm always excited about the challenge of trying something new.

I look forward to partnering with you on a grand adventure as we create new experiences that will grow your business and enrich the lives of those they touch.

"Grids and typography rule supreme in great design and reminds us that a word is worth a thousand pictures."

- Larry Dean Miles

LET'S WORK TOGETHER

Come and talk with us.

We like talking about how good design can help your business grow in the right direction.

It doesn't really matter where you are these days. What matters is that we can work with you wherever you are based.

Please take a look through our work and, if you like what you see, drop us an email, give us a call or contact us on Twitter or Instagram to tell us what you are looking for.

We would love to work with you so let's see what we can do for you.

+44 (0)776 435 9751

Black Monday Limited
71-75 Shelton Street
Covent Garden
London
WC2H 9JQ
United Kingdom

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