Rick Banks: Facing the future

“Nowadays, designers have to be so multi-disciplinary,” says Rick Banks. If you look at the fields Banks covers – five months into a solo career as Face37 Ltd – you’ll see he speaks from experience: “My work ranges from branding and identity to art direction, typography, type design, web design, branded environments, packaging, annual reports, way finding and signage, publications and digital media.”

From Manchester, UK, Banks grew up in Bolton and was offered a job with London studio SEA Design before he even graduated from Cumbria University. “It was a fantastic opportunity, and very lucky,” Banks reflects. “I was at SEA for two and a half years, so I really learnt the craft of print and made some great friends. In the height of the recession I took a bit of a gamble and left SEA to join This is Real Art [TiRA] for a fresh challenge.”

Thank you for reading 5 articles this month* Join now for unlimited access

Enjoy your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

*Read 5 free articles per month without a subscription

Join now for unlimited access

Try first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

The Creative Bloq team is made up of a group of design fans, and has changed and evolved since Creative Bloq began back in 2012. The current website team consists of eight full-time members of staff: Editor Georgia Coggan, Deputy Editor Rosie Hilder, Ecommerce Editor Beren Neale, Senior News Editor Daniel Piper, Editor, Digital Art and 3D Ian Dean, Tech Reviews Editor Erlingur Einarsson and Ecommerce Writer Beth Nicholls and Staff Writer Natalie Fear, as well as a roster of freelancers from around the world. The 3D World and ImagineFX magazine teams also pitch in, ensuring that content from 3D World and ImagineFX is represented on Creative Bloq.