Charlie Wagers is a graphic designer, art director and illustrator, the product of gray Midwestern skies and a blue collar, Rust Belt aesthetic. Formally trained in fine arts, he draws inspiration from the antique and arcane: early printing techniques, vintage cameras and films, aged textures, forgotten books, and—oddly enough—old neon signs. Growing up on 800 acres of Kentucky farmland, Charlie forged a deep connection with nature, and today he still spends much of his time outdoors, hiking or riding his bike in search of new colors and contrasts. Humorist and bestselling author David Sedaris has described Charlie’s unique style as “Chillbilly,” a term the designer proudly wears on his sleeve. He has worked for clients including NPR Music, ESPN, Warner Music, Six Flags Theme Parks, as well as a massive roster of bands, such as Dave Matthews Band, Alabama Shakes, Thrice, The Fray and The Black Keys. His work has been recognized by Communication Arts, Print Magazine, CMYK Magazine, Logo Lounge and AIGA. Charlie currently lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where he divides his time between constantly traveling, playing pinball and his vinyl record collection.
Abstract, Animation, Cartoon, Collage, Conceptual, Design, Digital, Engraving, Figurative, Graphic, Line, Line with Color, Logo Design, Pastel, Storyboards, Stylized, Texture, Type Design, Woodcut, Decorative, Floral, Whimsical, Concept Art, Vector
Humor, Action, Adventure, Animals, Architecture, Botanical, Celebrities, Children, Children's Books, Children's Products, Editorial, Education, Family, Fantasy, Food, Futuristic, Health, Holidays, Landscape, Leisure, Music, Mystery, Nature, Packaging, People, Political, Portrait, Posters, Product, Romance, Science, Scientific, Sci-Fi, Sports, Technology, Textiles, Transportation, Travel, Wildlife, Americana, Agriculture, Food/Beverage, Lifestyle, Vintage / Retro, Feminine, Ethnic, Edgy, Environmental, Grunge, Urban, Branding