A day in the life: illustrator Sam Taylor

Sam Taylor, illustrator headshot
(Image credit: Sam Taylor)

Sam Taylor is an artist and illustrator based in London. His trippy illustrations are inspired by pop and skateboarding culture, and have adorned everything from custom trainers for Vans, T-shirts for skateboarding magazine Thrasher and a poster for musician Kurt Vile; other clients include Nike, Warner Bros, Google and The New Yorker.

Ahead of his show, DRAWING FROM THE HEART, at AMP Gallery in Peckham, which runs from 13-15 October, we caught up with him to find out about his daily routine, his dream client, his personal style and how he copes during quiet periods. 

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Rosie Hilder

Rosie Hilder is Creative Bloq's Deputy Editor. After beginning her career in journalism in Argentina – where she worked as Deputy Editor of Time Out Buenos Aires – she moved back to the UK and joined Future Plc in 2016. Since then, she's worked as Operations Editor on magazines including Computer Arts, 3D World and Paint & Draw and Mac|Life. In 2018, she joined Creative Bloq, where she now assists with the daily management of the site, including growing the site's reach, getting involved in events, such as judging the Brand Impact Awards, and helping make sure our content serves the reader as best it can.