A graduate of the Academy of Art University San Francisco, Taylor Wessling received his BFA in Illustration and also studied at UCLA where he completed the Advanced Graphic & Visual Communication program.

His work is characterized by a bold realism which holds onto attributes of mannerism and neo-expressionistic sensibilities. A combination of traditional media and digital refinement allow his work to be aggressively suggestive in narrative while being subtly sensual in form.

Wessling is the recipient of the Gold Medal in the category of Advertising from Spectrum. He also has been awarded a Gold Medal in Advertising from the Society of Illustrators Los Angeles. His work has been recognized by The Society of Illustrators New York and Los Angeles, Spectrum, Print Magazine, Communication Arts, 3x3 Magazine and American-Illustration. His paintings reside in numerous private collections worldwide.

Born in El Paso, Texas, Wessling now lives in Newport Beach, California with his fluffy black Chantilly Tiffany cat, Simon. He currently works as a graphic designer at Waveland Capital Group and freelance illustrator.

Available for Freelance and Commission based work
Email taylor@taylorwessling.com



AIGA - Orange County Chapter


Spectrum 22, Gold Medal in Advertising
Illustration West 53, Gold Medal in Advertising
Communication Arts 56, Award of Excellence


Luerzer's Archive 200 Best Illustrators Worldwide 2016/2017
American Illustration 34
Spectrum 22 The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art
Communication Arts 56th Annual Illustration Competition
The Society of Illustrators of New York 2014 Illustrators 57
The Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles 2014 Illustration West 53
Creative Quarterly 2014 CQ:Journal 37
CMYK Magazine 100 New Creatives 53
3x3 Magazine 2013 Illustration Annual
PRINT Magazine 2013 Hand Drawn Competition


2015 Hiii Illustration International Competition, Best of the Best
2015 Communication Arts 56th Illustration Competition
2014 Society of Illustrators, Los Angeles: Illustration West 53, Gold Medal for Advertising
2014 Society of Illustrators, New York: Illustrators 57
2014 Creative Quarterly Journal: Advertising Illustration Runner-Up, Issue 37
2013 CMYK Magazines 100 New Creatives, Issue 53
2011 Best In Show 2011 at Art Directors Club Gallery in New York
2011 Winter's Shadows at Pretty Pretty Collective
2010 111 at 111 Minna Gallery
Academy of Art University Annual Spring Show
– 2005 Graphic Design, Photography
– 2008 Illustration
– 2009 Illustration, Second Place in Drawing
– 2010 Illustration
– 2011 Illustration, Honors Portfolio, Second Place in Advanced Elective

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