About

Steve Wilson is an art director, designer & illustrator living in Denver, Colorado with his wife & son.

In 2000 he joined the US Navy right after finishing high school with hopes of later pursuing a career in marine biology. Near the end of six years of honorable service as a sonar technician supervisor he realized that his first passion would always be art/design. He was gifted a copy of Photoshop 7.0 and that's when everything changed. He immediately began learning the program while promoting his friend's rock band by creating their identity and show posters. From there he branched out into merchandise and apparel design. Then, after freelancing for over ten years, he decided to go back to school where he earned a bachelor's degree in graphic design. This helped him to push his career to new heights in collaborating with independent companies and well-established brands. He was able to start his own graphic design studio in the process.

Steve's main focuses are identity, packaging and marketing with a strong emphasis on conceptual development, project ideation and effective communication. He also jumps at the chance to incorporate his unique illustration styles into projects whenever possible. He is now and forever will be focused on continually moving forward with no end in sight.
Personal Clients:
1800 Tequila, HP, Yahoo, Philips, Quiksilver Clothing, Pabst Blue Ribbon, Threadless (Target), Mike's Harder, Beautiful Decay
Bud Light, Brisk, Absolut Vodka, Colorado State University, iHeart Radio, DC Shoes, Beats by Dre
Agency Clients:
Mars (Target), MillerCoors (Coors Light, Miller Lite, Blue Moon)
Red Robin, Gillette (Global + National), Kellogg's, Bissell
Publishing:
Beautiful Decay Book 6 (two full-page illustration spreads = video preview at 00:29 spot)
GD USA (magazine interview "Is Print Getting Smarter And More Sustainable?")
The Big Book of Packaging (full-page packaging spread)
Typo Shirt One (full-page t-shirt designs spread)
San Diego CityBeat (magazine cover artwork + feature article)
ClickZ (interview "Can Ello Dethrone Facebook?")
Thrillist (article + designs "Further Immortalize The Greatest Decade Ever")
The Denver Egotist (featured post "Pabst Blue Ribbon Prints" + "Found Type" + "A Look at Some Bordo Bello Deck Designs")
COCOMoCA The Museum of Conan O-Brien Art (featured artwork "New School Conan")
Speaking:
The Review (guest panel speaker + portfolio reviewer, ADCD/AIGA Denver, CO 2014)
Threadless (Together in Denver featured artist for live painting session + presenter 2013)
Pecha Kucha (featured presenter + event poster designer, Volume 17, Denver, CO 2013)
Pecha Kucha (featured presenter, Honolulu, HI 2009)
Writing:
Threadless (guest blog contributor "Five Super Helpful Steps of Self-Promotion" 2015)
Infectious (social media specialist all of 2011)
Television:
NBC's The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon (interview for GE's Fallonventions: #SomeoneShouldInvent, Times Square, NYC, 2014)
NBC's The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon (audience member for George Lopez/Pitbull taping filmed at Universal Studios, Orlando, FL 2014)
NBC's Community ("King of the Workplace" + "Dexterity" t-shirt designs worn by character named Abed)
Jimmy Kimmel Live (tweet + photo on the big screen with commentary by Jimmy for #FingerOfShame segment)
Comedy Central's @Midnight (tweet + photo on display with commentary by Chris Hardwick for the #HowIGetAroundContest segment)
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