Steve Wilson is a senior creative professional located in Denver, Colorado.

Back in 2000, he joined the US Navy right after finishing high school with the 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 true passions would always be towards art & design. 

Steve was then gifted a copy of Photoshop 7.0 and that's when everything changed. He immediately began learning the software (through some trial and error) while helping his friend's rock band by creating their identity and show posters. From there he continued on by designing illustrations for their merchandise and artwork for their first full-length album (which went on to be sold in all major retail music outlets). Seeing his work on store shelves paired with the revelation that it could be shared with the general public appealed to him in a new way.

Then, after freelancing for ten years on various projects big and small, he decided to go back to school where he quickly earned a bachelor's degree in graphic design. Learning a few new tricks along the way helped to push his career towards collaborating with consumer brands and well-established companies, now at the agency level.

His current main focuses are different types of category marketing & advertising with a strong emphasis on conceptual development and the overall process towards effective execution. He also highly enjoys any chance to incorporate his unique illustration styles into projects whenever possible. Always up for a challenge, he continues to learn new things every single day.
Adidas, Hasbro (Play-Doh, Transformers, Monopoly, Nerf, Super Soaker), Ford, Lincoln, BRP (Sea-Doo, Ski-Doo, Can-Am), Mars (M&Ms), MillerCoors (Coors Light, Miller Lite, Blue Moon) Kellogg's, Red Robin, Gillette
Adobe, HP, Yahoo, Philips, Doritos, Target, 1800 Tequila, Pabst Blue Ribbon, Mike's Harder, Absolut Vodka, Beautiful Decay, Bud Light, Lipton Brisk, iHeart Radio, Rockefeller Center, Colorado State University
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 design presented)
Typo Shirt One (full-page multiple t-shirt designs presented)
San Diego CityBeat (magazine cover artwork + feature artist article)
ClickZ (interview "Can Ello Dethrone Facebook?")
Thrillist (article + designs "Further Immortalize The Greatest Decade Ever")
The Denver Egotist (featured posts "Found Type" + "A Look at Some Bordo Bello Deck Designs")
Adventure Public Art Project ("Journey Through The Garden" mural, Orchard Town Center, Thornton, CO 2021)
Public Window Art Installation Project ("Rose a la Mode" mural, Orchard Town Center, Thornton, CO 2020)
Pabst Blue Ribbon Art Showcase (featured artist + merchandise booth, The Black Box, Denver, CO 2017)
Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series Exhibition (gallery piece in regional show, Artwork Network, Denver, CO 2017)
Pabst Blue Ribbon Art Showcase (featured artist + merch booth, Summit Music Hall, Denver, CO 2016)
Threadless "Together in Denver" (featured artist + live painting session, Artwork Network, Denver, CO 2013)
The Perfect Match (Adobe Creative Jam design game show designer/contestant, Denver, CO 2021)
The Review (guest panel speaker + portfolio reviewer, ADCD/AIGA, Denver, CO 2014)
Pecha Kucha 20x20 (featured presenter + event poster designer, Denver, CO 2013)
Pecha Kucha 20x20 (featured presenter, Honolulu, HI 2009)
NBC's The Tonight Show (interview for GE's Fallonventions: #SomeoneShouldInvent, Times Square, NYC 2014)
NBC's The Tonight Show (audience member for show 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 wall w/featured commentary for #FingerOfShame segment)
Comedy Central's @Midnight (tweet + photo on display monitor w/featured commentary by host for the #HowIGetAroundContest segment)
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