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

Although Lisa is the face and inspiration of Black Penny without her friend and collaborator Mick, the brand would not be the visual originator it is today.

Mick is the talent behind all the original hand-drawn illustrations and painted artwork. Lisa a talented and experienced maker, puts all the colourful energy into the brand.

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, enjoying all things subcultural, Mick defined his unique art style in murals, abstraction and colour.

Reconnecting years later to create a brand that recognises the beauty and value of being authentic and free to create your own style.