Mike Trim



After studying Graphic Design, Mike is well known for his work in the 1960s as a concept designer on Gerry Anderson's popular science-fiction shows, Thunderbirds, Captain Scarlet and Joe 90, as well as the live action series, UFO. He also spent many years working as an illustrator which led to his going freelance in 1973, working on a number of publications, from children's books to encyclopaedias, as well as many book-jackets. He is best known for his concept designs and front cover artwork for Jeff Waynes's 1976 album, "War of the Worlds".

In the mid 1980’s he began teaching Art and Design at Thanet College and, for the next fifteen years, taught on courses ranging from GCSE and A-Level, to National Diploma and Foundation.

Mike left teaching in 1999 and returned to the film industry, where he was involved in the development of a number of fledgling projects. More recently he went back to illustration, creating a number of pieces of box-top artwork for the Hornby Hobbies Airfix range. Now retired, a growing interested in pure painting has led to his work taking on a somewhat looser, less illustrative, style employing a mixed media approach. His work is mainly, although not exclusively, inspired by aspects of the local area.