I am an illustrator, and concept artist, based in West Los Angeles. I don't have a formal art school backround to speak of, but I have been drawing since I was 9 years old.
Most of my adult life has been spent working at many blue collar type jobs, or in the field of security.
I have done several freelance concept commissions, and two storyboard pieces; an online Bidlight commercial, and an independent horror film. I am also a published illustrator for a childrens book titled; The runaway doll.
"I believe that, no matter your backround, every person has a gift that they are born with. And it must be discovered, and cherished."
Our readers would love to get to know you more Michael. Tell us about yourself, what is unique about you?
I am a creator, mostly all original work. I don't enjoy repeating what other creator's have already done.
I enjoy nature, and all she has to offer for inspirational purposes.
Michael, what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as a Illustrator?
To create from my imagination is my passion in life.
I aspire, to inspire people to stop rushing so hard through life, and look around and the world. To get away from the concrete, and explore God's gift of creativity.
Who is your inspiration in life Michael? How do you keep inspired?
My inspiration is nature. I have to be around trees, and water, animals, and people. It fuels my creativity
We all make mistakes Michael, we wish we could take back. Please tell us about a time being a Illustrator , you wish you’d handled a situation differently with a colleague.
I had a commission that had a set date, but i procrastinated, and missed my deadline, and i caused them, to almost lose a client to because i got lazy. I wish that i could go back, and do the job right.
Michael ,when you’re working with a large number of clients, it’s tricky to deliver excellent service to them all. As a Illustrator, how do you go about prioritizing your clients’ needs?
I keep a list, and always try to touch base with each client.
Please tell us Michael, about a time you had to be very strategic in order to meet all your top priorities as a Illustrator?
None so far.
Michael, please give us an example of a time when you were able to successfully persuade someone to see things your way at work.
Well, im a bouncer, and doorman at a sportsbar. And almost every shift i have to keep someone too intoxicated from entering the bar.
It's difficult, but i usually succeed.
Michael please tell us about your proudest professional accomplishment as a Illustrator. There might be many, but there is always this proudest moment that you just want to share to everyone. What is it and why?
My becomming a published Co illustrator on a childrens book.
Michael, please give us an example of a time you were able to be creative with your work. What was exciting or difficult about it?
I did a Beatles commission for a good friend, and he gave me permission to use my creative style to get it done.
It wasn't difficult at all. And it came together just fine.
What advice would you give to the people who wants to be successful as a Illustrator?
Don't give up, no matter how challenging the task.
Are you looking for collaboration with fashion talents, brands and creatives? If yes, please state below what type of collaboration you are looking for?
I'm always looking to collaborate. But honestly im not sure what im looking for, until it crosses my path.
Now for the best part Michael! Please upload 5-10 photos so we can get to see your work.
Artist: Michael Wilson