Steve Wilson is a creative individual located near Denver, Colorado.

Way back in 2000, he joined the 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. 

He was soon gifted a copy of Photoshop and that's when everything changed. He immediately began learning the software (through 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 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, exciting way.

Then, after freelancing for ten years on various projects big and small, he decided to go back to school where he 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.
PERSONAL CLIENTS
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
AGENCY CLIENTS
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
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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