ABOUT THE ILLUSTRATOR
MARK SEAN WILSON
Humanitarian Event Summer 2022 Phoenix Arizona
Readers Favorite Award for Illustrating The Do's and Don'ts
My Illustrating journey began when I was 4, I saw a marker sitting on the table and my mother stepped out of the room for a minute. I saw my opportunity and began drawing on the TV set the best newsman ever. When my mother came back into the room, although she enjoyed my doodles, she did not enjoy the fact that it was permanent marker. This was the beginning of MarkerDoodle!
I began drawing from that point on and haven’t looked back since. I grew up overcoming dyslexia and ADHD. In reaching my adult years I knew my passion would always become my career. In my early 20’s I started out as a caricature artist at Universal Studios which allowed me to hone my craft. In my personal time I was creating humorous books for my best friend, Dana Anderson. Who practically molded me as an artist. I created fully illustrated books for him on a monthly basis and encouraged to push the envelope on every new book i made. Nothing ever went to print! I was so raw and unpolished . This was more about getting the rhythm of deadlines while at the same time being emptying my creative bucket. That pushed me even further. Soon, computers and graphic design was introduced into my life. I was able to incorporate this in my work, creating a more polished product, and giving me a better understanding of composition, scale, color and design theory. This played an intricate role in my creative work and elevated me to another level.
I went to Platt College for Graphic Design and graduated in 2002 at the top of my class with honors. Upon completion I gave more focus to my graphic designing. I worked at various companies all while freelancing on the side until I realized that Illustrating was more what drove me. In 2007 I went mostly freelance in order to follow my childhood passion as an Illustrator.
In my 25 years of creating I have generated a vast portfolio of artwork spanning from Logos, Storyboards, Film Editing, Technical Illustration, Package Designing and Children’s Books.
I have worked on many different children’s books to date and have won numerous awards. Mom's Choice Awards, Reader's Favorite Award. I am currently working on my own series of Children's books which should be due to completion before the end 2022.
I am currently a Los Angeles transplant living in Columbus Ohio.