Simon Wild is an illustrator working from his studio in Suffolk. He graduated from Cambridge School of Art in 2007 with a Distinction MA in Children’s Book Illustration. He has previously worked as an animator, filmmaker, video editor and street performer before pursuing a career in illustration.
Simon’s work is inspired by old toys, found objects, and travel, often exploring the connections that can be made between an inspiring location and the imagination.
His work has often been described as ‘psychedelic scribbles’ ‘elaborate telephone doodles’ and ‘childlike expressions’. Simon likes to think of each new illustration he creates as making a new friend for life.
His first illustrated book for children ‘Fantastical Flying Machines’ will be published by Macmillan Children’s Books in 2010.
See more of Simon Wild’s artwork on his website.