Hi there! I'm Myth, a graphic designer and illustrator from Manchester- via Leeds and London along the way. I have a First Class degree in Graphic Design, experience working as an in-house designer at Boohoo and The Walt Disney Company, and several years of freelance work and passion projects.
My love for design stemmed from a combination of art and music – I’ve always loved drawing and making (here’s an iconic piece by Myth, age 4 - clearly born to be spooky). I also developed a passion for rock and metal music as a little emo preteen (some things never change), but particularly grew to connect with bands that used world-building and concepts in their music and visuals.
After a short stint of thinking I was going to be the next Dave Grohl, I realised my true calling was more behind the scenes. Having been in young, broke bands, I'd tried my hand at a few of our logo designs, which got progressively less awful as I read up and learnt my way around Adobe. Inspired by the gothic artwork of the bands I loved, I then started to branch out into album covers and merchandise design.
Having really enjoyed this, and been commissioned by a few bands, I decided to take the leap of faith to ditch the business management courses the careers advisor 'recommended', and apply to study graphic design at uni. I got accepted into Leeds, realised how little I actually knew about graphic design, and worked my butt off to learn everything I could (and joined the committee for Leeds Rock Society, naturally).
Nowadays, my design influences and interests span much more than the alternative music scene, but I still have a soft spot for gothic illustration and fashion (take a look at my 'Side Hustle' page), and I reckon little emo Myth would be pretty pleased.