Steven Wilson is an Illustrator who lives and works in Brighton, UK. Originally from North London Steven fell in love with Brighton’s liberal attitudes and tendency to attract the weird and wonderful whilst studying on the renowned Illustration course there. He can often be found foraging through the local flea markets for obscure books and discarded paraphernalia to use as inspiration. Circus posters, fairgrounds, victorian postcards and tribal body art are amongst the themes he cites as reference for his varied and experimental work which he generalizes as ‘somewhere between pop and psychedelia’.
His working processes are as eclectic as his influences. Pen, pencil, paint, collage and even play-doh are combined with contemporary tools like photoshop and Illustrator to create his work. He has a particular passion for working on album covers as he enjoys their permanent nature. “I like the idea that with an album sleeve the artwork is forever associated with that album and so you are creating a little piece of history.”
Steven’s clients include MTV, Coke, NYCGO, Nike, Virgin, Selfridges, Neiman Marcus, Penguin books, Sony BMG and The Fader.