Formed Thought is the Graphic Design practice of Michael Stott, currently living and working in Manchester, England. I have worked with clients from across the private, charitable and cultural sectors with a career to date spanning working for a major Advertising agency, In-house roles and freelance clients.

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Beaverbrooks wanted to overhaul their Winter Gift Guide for 2012, after poor
pick up on their previous incarnation. I worked as lead designer to review and revitalise their key marketing material, giving them a more prestigious and premium solution. Client and Customer satisfaction resulted in great pick up figures and staff support for the new-look Gift Guide. Produced for BJL.


UKAR is the nationalised controller of Bradford & Bingley, Mortgage Express and NRAM. They needed to create a consumer facing brand that unified the brands under the one. Working as the lead designer I created a visual language that helped to softly yet persuasively communicate their service mantra, using a linear illustration to illuminate key messaging and demonstrate that the consumer
is on a safe journey with UKAR in control. Produced for BJL.

3 Cornerstone

I was approached to create the brand for an investment group based in the North West specialising in property investment. My solution for the logo was to create an identity that is grounded in the nature of the groups product portfolio, buildings. I created a mark that reaveals the '3' and the 'C' within the same structure and also reflects that cornerstone name. This is ongoing, having completed their investment portfolio folder and stationary amongst other collateral..

Other Work

Here is a selection of other work created over the past few years.

Please feel free to email me to discuss a piece of work in more detail or to request a detailed case study.

My Services:

Art Direction, Branding, Logo Development, Print Design, Web Design,
UX Design, Icon Development, Illustration, Packaging Design

I have worked for clients ranging from Asda, British Airways World Cargo,
Crown Paints, The Christie, D&AD, Silentnight, Simplyhealth, UKAR and Yorkshire Building Society. WIth freelance roles for a number of agencies across the north of England and have held in house roles for cultural centres in the north also.
I am always available to discuss work and respond promptly to all contact.

Download my pdf to see my career experience and further examples of my work and the clients I have worked for.