Wes is formally trained as a graphic designer from Northern Illinois University. During his nearly 30-year career, he has designed corporate identities, advertisements, product brochures, logos, retail spaces, tradeshow booths and promotional vehicles (think Oscar Mayer Weinermobile).
In recent years Wes has been the artist in residence for brainstorming meetings, concept development sketches for testing, and a graphic visualizer for corporate meetings (fun, memorable highlights from a meeting incorporating words, pictures and lots of fun colors). He is Co-founder and Director of the Innovation Agency Maddock Douglas Inc. in Elmhurst.
Wes became an Urban Sketcher in January 2013, but he has sketched nearly every day his entire life. He has sketched with many kinds of tools but his favorite ones for Urban Sketching are your basic pens (Sharpie® Fine Point, Uniball® Vision micro, and even the simple ballpoint pen). He also likes his portable set of Prismacolor® markers because they do not require water or clean up.
Wes will be teaching two workshops during our June Seminar:
Workshop 1: A Crash Course in Urban Sketching (in tandem with Barbara Weeks) and
Sketches by Wes in traditional media
And on an iPad
Wes is one of the admins for USk Chicago group, a USk Chicago Correspondent and an altogether wonderful guy! Be sure to say hello to Wes when you see him online or at a sketch meet. Oh, and sign up for his workshops!!