Creative graphic design and illustration by David McClure

We create exceptional, engaging visual communications and key art for the film industry, theatre, arts organisations and more…

David McClure, graphic designer
David McClure

David McClure is a graphic designer and artist/illustrator who works from a studio at The Biscuit Factory in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK.

Born in Northern Ireland, David moved to north east England to study graphic design at Northumbria University, where he graduated with First Class Honours in 2000.

In late 2001, he established Velcrobelly – a freelance graphic design studio which specialises in creative design and illustrative communication for cultural organisations and independent small business.

David works closely with his clients, discussing ideas and exploring unique solutions to their creative problems.

As an artist and illustrator David creates unique graphic images by combining digital tools and traditional drawing techniques.

His work is inspired by popular culture, media and postmodernism – in particular, reinterpretation of visuals from film, literature and musical subcultures.

His art is bold, colourful and humorous, with an emphasis on strong line and flowing composition.

David’s work is available to buy from our Art shop, with free UK delivery.


“The artwork that Velcrobelly has designed for Northern Stage productions have been extraordinary. These daring, imaginative, and bold illustrations craft a unique visual identity that brilliantly complements our vision for these shows.

“Our audience reactions to Velcrobelly’s work has been great, particularly their work for our production of The Hound of The Baskervilles which sparked a hugely positive response on social media and was a major factor in helping to make it a box office smash.”

Communications Manager, Northern Stage

Velcrobelly came on board to help us with some key publications and web content that have emerged from our research project ‘Working in the Public Interest’ which explores the state of UK town planning.

It is critical that we reach our audience (including planners, policymakers and the general public) in an accessible and appealing way so that we can communicate our key findings effectively.

The eye-catching graphic design and creative artwork that Velcrobelly provided on a tight schedule have produced a step change in the visual quality, clarity and appeal of our materials. We are absolutely delighted.”

Research Associate, University of Sheffield and Newcastle University, Working In The Public Interest

“Having this design work has been really important for TV YMCA. It has helped us raise our profile and share the scope and reach of what we do. The board are very happy with the quality of the publications and the scope of their potential use.

“In addition, the cost was excellent value for money. I recommend Velcrobelly as a provider of innovate and quality design work.”

Chief Executive Officer, Tees Valley YMCA

“Everyone has been raving about the design. We get so many compliments on it!”

Marketing Manager, New Writing North

“It’s been a pleasure working with you and all your patience and good humour has been much appreciated.”

Executive Director, Regional Theatre Young Director Scheme

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If you love birds, skulls, movies, literature, pop culture, sci-fi, lowbrow art and eye-poppingly colourful combinations of ALL those things on the highest quality paper stocks, ready to display in your home!

You need to browse the Velcrobelly Art shop!

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