Michael Crause


Perth illustrator, I love skate surf art and designing crazy, trippy, disgusting, colourful illustrations. I take shapes, objects, animals, fruit anything you can think of and slap a face on it.

What areas of graphic design are you most interested in and why?
The area I am most interested in is illustration because I really enjoy coming up with some cool looking characters, as well as the freedom that comes with being an illustrator.

Who are your favourite designers?
Sweyda, Absorb81 and Dayne Henry as these designers/artists have a very similar illustration style and career I have and want.

What inspired you to become a graphic designer?
To be honest it was luck of the draw, I enjoyed graphic design in high school and until recently only found out I got As and Bs in graphic design in high school haha pretty ironic, but no I wasn't entirely sure what I wanted to do, I wanted to study to better my future and skills in art, and I got recommend to do graphic design so I applied and voila here we are.

What are your favourite typefaces?
Comic sans, because it's so hated, Hahaha no unfortunately I don't have a favourite as I prefer custom type and hand lettering, but my most commonly used would have to be Garamond or Roboto.

How would you describe your style?
Wickedly disgusting and aggressive surf, skate style

Who are your role models and why?
NMTAFE lecturers and the other talented students their, as well as people I follow on instagram and family and friends. They all have inspiring work ethic and the need to succeed in things they love.

What else are you interested in outside graphic design?
Painting, BCF, art, gaming, Netflix and chill.