Sam B is an illustrator from Bristol whose work is predominantly focused on his bold colours and unique characters. We saw Sam’s work online and knew he’d do an incredible job on our back wall to bring the whole studio alive! After designing a personalised mural for Studio Seventeen, it has been exciting watching this incredible project unfold.
Describe yourself in a sentence
A freelance illustrator who is passionate about the work and projects he engages with.
How did you get into illustration?
I had known from a young age that I wanted to become an illustrator as I always showed a strong interest in old illustrations found in books and encyclopaedias and also the quirky characters drawn up in early morning cartoons. it was only when i discovered that people actually get to do this as a job that I really started to pursue it as anything other than a passion.
Why Studio Seventeen?
Working alongside Studio Seventeen I really got to see and understand their core values of design and their dedication and hard work applied to each brief or job they take on. This was a really positive experience for me as these are similar values that I want to hold high within my own practice.
Hobbies and interests
I have a strong passion for film and other forms of visual storytelling and frequently find myself getting lost within the worlds created by directors and writers. I also enjoy finding time to engage with my own personal illustration projects.
Fun fact about you
When I was a kid I was third best at backstroke in the South West.
How would you describe the colour pink to an alien from a colourless planet?
It’s a delicate yet bold colour that conjures up images of playfulness and fun.
This is important – which Hogwarts house are you in?
Hufflepuff.. they’re the cool ones right?
What album would you put on our jukebox?
Radiohead – In Rainbows. Whenever I need to knuckle down to work this album always helps with that, I think it would be pretty hard work to beat this album in my eyes.