Ones To Watch: Stephen Smith
Published on 11th September 2017
We caught up with Stephen to discuss his passion for illustration. Read his story and his latest project here.
Can you introduce yourself and your creative work/interests?
Hi i’m Stephen Smith (I work under the name of Neasden Control Centre). I guess i’m known for my hand drawn illustration & lettering but have a diverse skillset as also work as an art director, designer. I work across sectors from advertising to publishing to animation on mixed media projects as well as installations and murals. I also exhibit my paintings and artworks at galleries such as Mini Gallerie in Amsterdam who are presenting my work at Code Art Fair in Copenhagen this week and have a 2 man show together with Jeroen Erosie at Gallery M13 Celal in Paris.
What are you currently working on?
Currently I’m working on a large illustrated mural commission for a children’s hospital ward in Oxford. Design and illustration for a Japanese client and a book project launching next year. I’m also collaborating with City Edition Studio in Bristol on a label design and packaging for a Cornish drinks company. Next weekend i will be dj’ing and exhibiting an illustrated installation at Bestival in the woods together with Flat-e Studio.
What are your future creative ambitions?
Just to be in the moment. I love what I do. I hope to continue my work on illustration projects for clients at home and abroad.
What advice would you give people aspiring to work in a similar creative field?
Keep Going ! Dig deep into your creative process.
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