Leaping Cow is the creative identity of designer Cris Black.
From a young age I have always been making things and creating and it has become a defining feature of my life. I have distinct memories of my parents encouraging my love of creativity by supplying me with paper, ribbons, beads, card and coloured tissue paper. I grew up in Emsworth by the sea and have lots of memories of roaming the shoreline searching for shells, bird feathers and stones to add to my collection of little trinkets, using them creatively in collages.
This love for creativity has formed into my work… and as a graphic designer, animator, film maker and photographer I can wake up and do every day what I love the most, creating.
I give customers confidence in their business to market their ideas, brands and give them the platform to flourish.
I relish the excitement of a new customer and project and I am always eager to start seeing what I can create for my clients. Although my work is mainly computer based, I like to start a project creatively with a mood board, cutting and pasting into my sketchbook. I love to take inspiration from things around me like books, magazines, posters and photographs, always paying attention to what excites me such as colourful, bright images which bring me joy. I love to work with all kinds of design from typography, styling, collage and am draw to anything tactile or textured.
If you would like to work with me on a logo, animation or film project please get in touch