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Stephen Millership

Stephen Millership

I grew up in an industrial part of England within walking distance of beautiful countryside, moving to Manchester to study Graphic Design in my teens. Over the years I have worked in graphic design and computer games and became a founding member of a successful computer games company in Cheshire. More recently I have returned to illustration.

My prints have been exhibited in Museums, Hotels and exhibitions around the country. The style of my art draws on the interest I have for the classic travel posters of the 1930’s and the optimism for the future portrayed in many of these vintage works. Subjects I have illustrated stretch from Tudor halls and rolling countryside to the conzrete Brutalism of the 1970’s. I think this wide range is a reflection of growing up with heavy industry and being surrounded by rural Derbyshire. I aim to make the unattractive, attractive, to give a greater appreciation of loved and some not so loved subjects.

Research is the key for me, and I see the illustration process as a journey to a greater understanding of my subject. If I come away from a finished commission knowing more than I did before I started, then I am happy.


This stunning illustration of one of London's best loved buildings, Battersea Power Station, is part of a series by...


Chop House

This stunning illustration of one of Manchester's best loved buildings, the Chop House, is part of a project...


Central Library

Millership grew up in the industrial landscape of northern England and is determined to preserve its iconic buildings...


Express Building

Growing up in northern England, Millership's illustrative project aims to record the iconic buildings the form the...



Stephen is inspired by the great travel poster artists of the 1930s and 40s, and was specially commissioned to produce...



An elegant, graphic image of columns rising up to support two large bridges, Millership's illustration is takes the...


Hotel Gotham

One of Manchester's landmark hotels, 'Gotham' has recently been launched in an iconic former bank building. Inspired by...