About us...

Manchester art and design company Sketchbook Design was created in 2015 by artist Michael Wylie. We strive to create engaging typography art work, prints and products for individuals and businesses.

Typography Art

At Sketchbook Design we take a lot of inspiration from contemporary subject matter and use traditional drawing and painting techniques to create our artwork. We take pleasure in the idiosyncrasies of hand-made typography art, the little human touches that give artwork personality and uniqueness. We strive to create art that starts a conversation, causes you to reminisce, engages you and hopefully puts a smile on your face. Our style and inspiration is ever changing however the one constant is that all of our typography art work is always hand-produced.

Since we started in 2015 we have expanded our product range and are now stocked on Etsy, Not On The High Street and Amazon, as well as in several shops. We currently offer prints, original artwork, greetings cards and personalised or commissioned typography art and design pieces.

As a Manchester art and design company we work alongside businesses in order to produce large-scale hand-painted murals. These large-scale wall murals transform spaces and create an engaging focal point for staff, customers and also clients. You can check out our commissions here. As well as this we are looking to offer more exclusive hand-painted artwork/ designs on the website.

Manchester Art and Design

The Manchester art and design scene is currently so vibrant and varied. There is so much support for growing Manchester art and design companies from local people and retailers. We are lucky that Manchester and surrounding areas also has a very strong independent market scene and we have built up our presence around the Manchester area by trading at the Makers Markets and at Altrincham Market since October 2015. We also offer pop-up markets at businesses around the Manchester area, please contact us for more details.