Mike Watts aka Bigbeano has provided us with consistently excellent artwork. He was a great help in sourcing reference images for our steampunk books. His work on our latest book cover was inspired and showed how important his own creative flair was to the design process. He provided a service that was punctual, professional and, above all else, took account of our specific needs. Mike’s artwork has always met our brief, served our needs and definitely helped us reach new customers and improve sales. I would recommend Mike to others without reservation. Two thumbs up!

Iain Grant

Pigeon Park Press (a small press publisher of fiction books, based in Birmingham)


“Mike does a fantastic job for us. We have worked with him for quite a few years now, and he still manages to provide a degree of freshness every time. A nice honest friendly bloke who knows what he’s doing and delivers what we want. We would highly recommend him to anyone looking to give their business bit of creative flair.” 

Martin Edmonds
ART (Aston Reinvestment Trust)



“Big Beano (or Mike as he is otherwise known) have always provided an exemplary design service to Artrix Arts Centre. He has that rare talent of being able to interpret the client’s vision and turn it into reality. The client’s vision has a tendency to alter and Mike is always flexible enough to change and modify accordingly. I have recently commissioned Big Beano to design a series of information leaflets for our Artrix Outreach in Action project in partnership with West Mercia Police. These each needed to have a recognisable ‘house style’ but also to have a design which reflected the nature of each individual activity. The details also changed several times during the process. Mike was endlessly patient and the end products were exactly what was required! I can highly recommend Big Beano as a design service for all kinds of work from eye-catching logos to leaflets, posters and even t-shirt prints!”
TC Peppercorn
Artrix Education & Outreach Co-Ordinatior
Oh and he’s a very nice bloke too.