Tristan King, owner of graphic design agency Voodoo Design and author of the comedy Fat Bernard – Antisocial Adventures in a Humdrum World, had been a member of the Telford Business Club for 10 years after starting his design agency 13 years ago.
Tristan, 52, who lived in Wellington, died at Princess Royal Hospital on December 21 after being admitted to hospital on December 1 with Covid. He leaves his two sons Luke and Kory and his partner Janet Evans.
Tristan was a well-known member of the business community and was passionate about local businesses, as well as the national brands he had worked with over the years.
His family, friends and associates said he would be remembered for his talent as a designer, his “wacky sense of humor” and his love of life.
Members of the Telford Business Club said his passion for his work shines through when he gives presentations on design, layout and typography, as well as his work as an illustrator and cartoonist.
At his last meeting in November, Tristan proudly displayed a caricature of himself created by British comic artist Charlie Adlard.
His funeral will take place on Wednesday February 9 at 11.30am at Telford Crematorium and his family say all are welcome.
Nigel West, Chairman of the Telford Business Club, said: “Tristan was one of the nicest people we have all had the privilege of knowing.
“Tristan was fun – so much fun; dedicated to his work and profession and a friend to all who met him.
“I will always remember Tris as generous in every way, generous with her time and her spirit.
“He was more than a member – he was a lovely, charming friend and man who will be sorely missed by all of us.”
Mike Barrett, club secretary, said: “The February meeting will be a tribute to our dear friend Tristan. Instead, member and guest time slots will be replaced by members and visitors’ dedications and remembrances of Tristan – affectionately known as Tris to so many.
“He was a gentleman with incredible wit and charm and his talent made him a leader in his chosen field. He was so proud of his portfolio of work and clients.
“The Telford Business Club has definitely lost one of its own, and all of our lives are so much poorer not having Tristan in it anymore.”
His two sons Kory and Luke, as well as his partner Janet, wanted to thank Tristan’s many friends for their messages of condolence and their many tributes since his death.
The Telford Business Club meeting in memory of Tristan will take place on Tuesday February 8 at the Best Western Valley Hotel in Ironbridge at 5:30 p.m.
Due to Covid regulations places are limited and must be pre-booked by emailing [email protected] Tickets cost £16 and include a two-course meal.