Becoming embedded the UK’s early punk scene, it was during his third year of college, in 1977, that he created a record sleeve for the Buzzcocks, serving to kick-start his career in design. His work for music continued, and later became his passport from Manchester to London as he graduated.
In the ’90s, Malcolm became an early convert to the opportunities and challenges of digital technology. Setting up a studio in Shoreditch, way before it was a hub for creative agencies, his was one of the first studios to go totally digital.
In this discussion, he speaks about how opportunities arose through relentless hard work and curiosity, and why he thinks you make your own luck as an ambitious creative.