Steve Simpson

Freelance Illustrator & Designer

Dublin, Ireland
Freelance award winning illustrative designer

For 30 years Steve Simpson has been applying his multi-disciplinary skills to creative projects for a diverse range of clients right across the globe. Steve's innovative, award winning approach to graphic design, typography and illustration is built on fresh thinking, traditional skills and dose of fun. Steve lives on the east coast of Ireland where a good sense of humour is essential.
Client List
Clients include:

Vodafone, Heinze, Guinness, Heineken, Bushmills, Absolut, Three Mobile, 7up, Kellogg’s, Rowntrees, Hertz, Jameson, Aer Lingus, Dettol, Penguin Books NYC, Simon & Schuster NYC, Scholastics NYC, American Airlines, Wired Magazine, New Scientist, Wall Street Journal.

Advertising Agencies:

Ogilvy & Mather, Publicis QMP, Irish International, Cawley Nea\TBWA, RMG Target, McConnell’s, McCann Erickson, DDFH&B, Tequila, Euro RSCG.
Awards
2014
Not entering awards in 2014
A fallow year:)
2013
2013
Gold bell
2013
SILVER bell
2013
BRONZE bell
2013
2013
Book of the Year nomination x 2
2013
2013
nominations x 2
2012
2012
Distinguished Merit
2012
exhibition x 2
2012
2011
Selected x3 - IMAGES 35
2011
Bronze Bell
2010
Selected x2 - IMAGES 34
2010
2009
Selected IMAGES 33
2009
Applied Arts Magazine
Selected
2009
2009
Communication Arts Magazine
Selected
2008
2008
Skills
 
Illustrator, Photoshop, Indesign, pencil
Talks & Exhibitions
Talks:

Russia - Moscow & Yekaterinburg - December 2013

Copper House Gallery - November 2013

Gray’s School of Art, Aberdeen - November 2013

OFFSET - Grand Canal Theatre Dublin - March 2012

Copper House Gallery - March 2012

Riverbank Arts Centre - Newbridge - February 2012

Copper House Gallery, Dublin, December 2012

Children's Books Ireland - Dublin - 2011

OFFSET - Dublin - 2010

Pecha Kucha #4 - Dublin - 2010

OFFSET - Dublin - 2009

Sweet Talk 34 - Dublin - 2009
Group Shows:

2013
SOLO - Yekaterinburg, Russia (upcoming)
Superstition - Copper House Gallery - Dublin
Pictiúr - Vienna, Bologna, Brussels (European Parliament), Leuven & IMMA
Extinction - Visual Carlow

2012
Christmas Exhibition - The Bernard Shaw - Dublin
Christmas Exhibition - Copper House Gallery - Dublin
Damn Fine Dublin - Block 22, Smithfield - Dublin
Sugar Skulls - Little Green Gallery - Dublin
Day of the Dead exhibition - Bristol, UK
Images36 - Best of British Illustration - Somerset House, London
Illustrated Beatles - The Workman's - Dublin
Big Picture Show - Mountains to See - Dun Laoghaire, Ireland
The Book & Beyond - Riverbank Arts Centre - Newbridge, Ireland
Illustrators 54: Advertising and Institutional - NYC, USA
Illustration @ Fire - Copper House Gallery - Dublin
Digital Art - LACDA Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, Los Angeles, USA
Illustrators Guild of Ireland exhibition – United Arts Club - Dublin
Illustrators 54: Sequential/Series, Moving Image and Uncommissioned - Society of Illustrators - NYC, USA

2011
SOLO - - Copper House Gallery - Dublin
Snap to Grid, LACDA Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, Los Angeles, USA
Elements - Science Gallery - Dublin
Blue Leaf - Dublin
Illustrators 53: Advertising and Institutional - Society of Illustrators - NYC, USA

2010
Drawers - South Street Studios - Dublin
Association of Illustrations images 34 - London
Laundry - South Street Studios - Dublin
Wildly Different Things: New York and Dublin - The Observatory
Hit the Decks - The Bernard Shaw - Dublin

2009
Absolut Originals - Fringe Factory - Dublin
SI 51 - Society of Illustrators - New York
Peep Show - Monster Truck - Dublin
Illustrators Guild of Ireland exhibition - Solas - Dublin
Association of Illustrations images 33 - London
SI 51 - Society of Illustrators - New York

2008
SLANT - Ormeau Baths Gallery, Belfast
Association of Illustrations images 34 - London
CandyKaraoke - Monster Truck - Dublin

2007
The Spoken Word - Electric Picnic - Stradbally
A Nation’s Obsession Exhibition - RIAI - Dublin

2003
The Coloured Stuff - Guinness Storehouse - Dublin

2002
Contemporary Illumination - Chester Beatty Library - Dublin
Bibliography (Illustrated Children’s Books)
Day of the Dead activity Book (2013) (forthcoming), Penguin NY, ISBN: ?

Cloisim Rud Éigin! (2012), Futa Fata, ISBN: 9781906907570

Cá Bhfuil Teidí? (2012), Futa Fata, ISBN: 9781906907563

Mise agus an Dragún (2012), Futa Fata, ISBN: 9781906907501

Na Laochra is Lú (2011), An Gúm, ISBN: 9781857910988

Cáca don Rí (2011), Futa Fata, ISBN: 9781906907313

Lúlú agus an Oíche Ghlórach (2010), Futa Fata, ISBN: 9781906907754

A Bus for Miss Moss (2010), Usborne, ISBN: 9781409507055

Billy Bully (2009), Scholastics, ISBN: 9780545110129

The Farmer in the Dell (2009), Scholastics, ISBN: 9780545067027