Black Penny Design was founded back in 2016 by Lisa Steele and Mick Brown.

Although Lisa is the face and inspiration of Black Penny without her life long friend and collaborator Mick, Black Penny would not be the unique and playful brand it is today.

Mick is the talent behind all the original, thought provoking and exclusive hand drawn and painted artwork. Lisa is a talented, experienced maker and puts all that colourful energy into thoughtful products representative of Black Penny's sustainable and inclusive ethos.

Lisa and Mick grew up in the North East of England school friends with a love of art, style and holding hands. Going their separate ways Lisa worked within the Fashion and Textiles industry and all things subcultural, Mick defined his unique art style in abstraction and colour.

Finally finding each other again to create a brand that recognises the beauty of memories, colour and having fun.