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Stephen Tansley is an Art Director for LAVIDGE, faculty professor at ASU and a freelance illustrator neatly based in Phoenix, Arizona working on identity, digital, characters, info graphic, comic and children's book illustration.

Stephen begins each project with a series of sketches that translate into parts and … Read More
Stephen Tansley is an Art Director for LAVIDGE, faculty professor at ASU and a freelance illustrator neatly based in Phoenix, Arizona working on identity, digital, characters, info graphic, comic and children's book illustration.

Stephen begins each project with a series of sketches that translate into parts and pieces of the final project. During this phase collaboration with the client is key and he keenly includes their feedback bringing value to the final product. Once the idea has been completely explored in the rough stage he applies the specific media used for the final product. Using Photoshop and Illustrator and his knowledge of Typography he blends together the parts with the original sketch making a completely unique and original solution.

Stephen is influenced by the designs of retro autos, vintage signs, classic comics, modern architecture and clean lines. Stephen's work has been displayed in many magazine and news periodicals. He has won numerous awards including Phoenix Addy, Summit Creative, Arizona Internet Marketers, Society for Professional Journalists and his storyboards were used on a short film that won Best Independent Film at the Crossroads Film Festival in 2012.

Stephen participates in workshops to both high school and college students and takes part in seminar course related work teaching design and illustration. He was the co-creator of the popular web comic goodfences. He also owns a vintage type 1 volkswagen that continually wins at vintage auto shows. At home he and his wife with their 8 children balance the rest of their creative projects including ceramics, craft brew and sports activities. Read Less
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