Howard Milton first studied painting at the Hammersmith College of Art under Ruskin Spear. But it was communication through Graphic Design that shaped his career. He came to international prominence during the 1980s design boom, building the identities for the world’s leading brands. In 2005 the book ‘Alas, Smith & Milton’, capturing the work and history of his company, was published. In 2008 he and partner Jay Smith were recognised for a lifetime’s contribution to British design, in the Design Council’s Prince Philip award for outstanding creativity.
But he had never stopped painting. He returned to it full time when he moved to Cornwall and taught at Falmouth University of Arts. He says his aim is to always tell a story, a trait that has seen him elected a member of the St Ives Society of Artists and a regular at the NEAC. He currently exhibits across the country in London, Cornwall, Gloucestershire and Edinburgh galleries.