Simon is primarily an exponent of line, the quality of which his commissioners have described as spontaneous, energetic, quirky, inherently humorous, adaptable and elegant. One enthusiastic New York Art Director said ‘Spilsbury's drawings always jump off the page and bite me on the ass.’ Quite good if you're trying to reach an audience!
A background in advertising helped him with the art of quick idea generation and Spilsbury is fluent in all media requirements whether national press, glossy magazine features or a multi-media campaign.
With an envious client list including Nike, Virgin, DHL, Waterstones, The Sunday Times, and The Guardian to name a few, his work as also won numerous awards. These include British Illustration Gold, D&AD Silver, Communication Arts, Print Magazine, Illustration Now and most recently The Hidden Art of Illustrators, Creatives & Designers.
Cars pile themselves up on each other as planes block out the sky, welcome to the urban metropolis, a 'City Hell' in...
This jam-packed, chock a block illustration, filled with planes, cars, building and people, sums up the life of an...
A comical image drawn from the archives of Walt Disney, Simon gentley plays on the ideo of plastic surgery with wit and...
A fun and light-heartened image of animals in the zoo, it evokes comparison to the many animal themed animations that...