Steve Wilson is an art director, designer & illustrator located in Denver, Colorado.

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 true passions would always be towards art & design. He was then gifted a copy of Photoshop and that's when everything changed. He immediately began learning the software while helping his friend's rock band by creating their identity and show posters. From there he continued on by creating their merchandise designs and full-length album design.

Then, after freelancing for ten years, he decided to go back to school where he earned a bachelor's degree in graphic design. This helped to push his career towards collaborating with consumer brands and well-established companies via personal & agency projects.

Steve's main focuses now are various types of marketing & advertising with a strong emphasis on conceptual development and effective execution. He also highly enjoys any chance to incorporate his unique illustration styles into projects whenever possible.
PERSONAL CLIENTS
Adobe, HP, Yahoo!, Philips, Doritos, 1800 Tequila, Pabst Blue Ribbon, Threadless (Target), Mike's Harder, Absolut Vodka, Beautiful Decay, Bud Light, Lipton Brisk, iHeart Radio, Rockefeller Center, Colorado State University
AGENCY CLIENTS
Adidas (5th Ave NYC flagship, LA running, Tango Soccer), Hasbro (Play-Doh, Transformers, Monopoly, Nerf, Super Soaker), Ford (SUV, Truck), Lincoln (SUV), BRP (Sea-Doo, Ski-Doo, Can-Am), Mars (Target), MillerCoors (Coors Light, Miller Lite, Blue Moon) Kellogg's, Red Robin, Gillette (National, Global)
PUBLISHED WORKS
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")
GALLERY SHOWINGS
Pabst Blue Ribbon Art Showcase (featured artist + merch booth, The Black Box, Denver, CO 2017)
The Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series Exhibit & Event (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)
SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS
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)
TELEVISION APPEARANCES
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 (in audience 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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