Darren Raven graduated from the Royal College of Art in 1998. He is now a freelance illustrator, working for a wide range of clients in both the UK and the United States. In his design work, he is concerned with "the creation of symbolic and iconic imagery that amplifies messages through simplification". He is also fascinated by the effect of photocopying and printing techniques on his own hand-drawn images.
He has taught at both Staffordshire University and at Ravensbourne College. He currently teaches on the London College of Communication's FdA in Design for Graphic Communication.
In collaboration with John Critchley he produced the FF Bokka typeface.
[LC, January 2010]