Tom Wilson - Illustrator in Tokyo

Tom Wilson

I'm an illustrator in Tokyo, Japan

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About me

I'm a freelance graphic designer and illustrator with a career history in print and publishing. A typical creative process, for me, involves illustration and layout along with any combination of 3D visualization, infographics, logo design, typography and occasionally more traditional mediums.

I'm currently in the process of transitioning my existing skills to web design and front end development, with HTML, CSS, Bootstrap and Wordpress for now... never stop learning, right?

I've been based here in Tokyo since 2007 and even though there's a few favourite spots I go back to again and again, I still enjoy cycling without any set destination, getting lost and discovering new parts of the city... always helps having GPS to get home though!

My Creations

  1. Sneakers

    26 January

    Onitsuka Tigers... nice to have the brushes out again

  2. Japanese Macaque

    8 September 2016
    Japanese Macaque

    Illustration recently commissioned for Kyoto University

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  3. One of several watercolours in a recent bid for organic vegetable packaging project

  4. Jamoke

    30 November 2016
    Jamoke

    Joe, mud, kaffa... worm dirt

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  5. More cowbell!

    26 April
    More cowbell!

    Set of icons for a new audio app drum and percussion interface, in on/off states

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  6. Year of the Rooster

    10 December 2016

    One for the Chinese New Year

  7. One of several watercolours in a recent bid for organic vegetable packaging project

  8. One of several watercolours in a recent bid for organic vegetable packaging project

  9. Vintage 45s

    11 September

    Digger's delights...

  10. Fake news at its best/worst!

  11. Olive Oil

    3 August

    More dabbling with food-related imagery in Procreate, on the iPad Pro... endless options can sometimes be more challenging than too few, especially knowing when to stop.

  12. Matsuri

    5 February 2016

    Book cover illustration project

  13. Bukowski quote

    15 June

    Another favourite... "Great art is horseshit, buy tacos" :D

  14. Hunter S Thompson

    23 August 2016

    Caricature for a series

  15. Aoshima

    25 October 2016

    I'm fascinated by all these tetrapods protecting large stretches of the Japanese coastline, and the way their brutalist geometry and stunted branches contrast with some of the country's more iconic natural landscapes.
    Oil on board.