Seth Neilson

Seth Neilson - Designer

Boise, ID, USA

Illustrator with a love for vintage pencils seeks talented author who has the words dialed, but is looking for help on the visuals!

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Overview

I'm a designer and illustrator with over 21 years of professional experience. After doing both the client-side and agency thing, I struck out on my own and have been a freelance creative director and illustrator the last six years, tackling projects of all sizes and bringing an organic and handcrafted sensibility to the table. I love mid-century illustration of all kinds, but enjoy taking it to new places and telling a story within the constraints of whatever medium I'm working. I can work in a variety of styles and bring a unique perspective to every project.

At the end of the day, I love design and I love books. I understand what it takes to make a book stand out, and I love being able to play a role in helping someone's creative vision come to life!
Languages
English
Fiction
Action & Adventure
Picture Books
Non-Fiction
Design
Nature
Sports & Outdoors
Travel

Work experience

Creative Director

Self-employed
October, 1998 – Present (about 24 years)

As founder and sole proprietor, I provide creative direction, graphic design, photography, marketing strategy, illustration, brand development, interactive design, and strategic creative consulting to a wide range of clients.

Creative Director

The Architect's Wife
August, 2018 – March, 2021 (over 2 years)

Directed all marketing and brand communications and initiatives, including all social media efforts and ongoing creative and digital development projects. Design and develop AW branded product lines and visual assets. Took approximately seven million photos of candles and sofas.

Creative Director

MercuryCSC
March, 2011 – June, 2016 (over 5 years)

Lead creative team through proverbial trenches and throughout all phases of a classic (yet progressive) advertising agency process. Guided concepts, crafted scripts and treatments, developed systems, shrugged at processes, directed commercials, took approximately seven billion photos of sunsets, wrote brand promises, prepared pitches, presented miracles, breathed sighs of relief, took no prisoners, rendered motion studies, sketched storyboards. Whew.

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